It's been a tough issue.


Oystermen say because Georgia is holding back the supply of fresh water to the Apalachicola River flowing into the bay, it's hurt their industry.


Florida has filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia to get that water release.


Georgia has asked the U-S Supreme Court to 

toss out the suit.


"We thought we were making progress in our negotiations with with both Florida and Alabama and we'd like to resume that because we think we are very close to being able to reach an agreement without the necessity of a lawsuit," said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.


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