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US Supreme Court adds two water cases to docket

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday added [order list, PDF] to its docket two original jurisdiction cases concerning water rights.

In Texas v. New Mexico [docket], the court will determine [SCOTUSblog materials] whether New Mexico is in violation of the Rio Grande Compact and the Rio Grande Project Act [texts, PDF] by reducing Texas' water supplies and apportionment of water. The complaint [text, PDF] arises after New Mexico officials intercepted Texas water and used as their own causing harm to Texas citizens.

In Florida v. Georgia [docket], the court must determine [SCOTUSblog materials] whether Florida is entitled to equitable apportionment of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and injunctive relief against Georgia to sustain an adequate flow of fresh water. Florida complains [complaint, PDF] that due to Georgia's increase in consumption of water their fisheries are suffering.

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