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U.S. Supreme Court to rule on water wars

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Some local business owners are anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling. The decision could affect millions of people and major industries here in Georgia. 

As the general manager of a boat store, Zane Stevenson has been on Lake Lanier for just over a year. And even though it's not a long time, Stevenson, says he's seen a number of changes in the boating business.

"We had 12 feet low when we got here and out business was flourishing," said Stevenson.

Stevenson believes that no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court decides, people will still enjoy Lake Lanier and water activities.

"Our type of customer is very passionate about getting outside, enjoying the boat, enjoying time with friends and family. the boat is just part of it. so, what we're selling is the lifestyle. so, no matter what the water level," said Stevenson. "We find our people very passionate about what they do." 

Despite the on-going legal battle, Stevenson believes, most water-based businesses will weather the political storm. He does, however, offer this simple piece of advice, for Georgians anxiously awaiting the ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Get out and enjoy your boat, keep politics out of it and we'll deal with it," said Stevenson. 

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