Campus News

Water woes

Jim Kundell, senior public service associate in governmental services and research at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and professor emeritus of ecology, was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about a proposal to extend Georgia’s border to the north by one mile in order to tap water from the Tennessee River. Even if the plan doesn’t follow through, officials in Dade County could hypothetically drill through the county’s ground and tap from water below the surface that is connected to the Tennessee River, Kundell said.

“Assuming your analysis showed enough water was there and you could get it, it would probably still end up in court,” he said. “But from a common-law standpoint, there’s no reason you couldn’t do it.”