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Old 06-25-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Do we get any water from Lake Allatoona?
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Do we get any water from Lake Allatoona?
You might, depending on where you live. The Cobb County Water System, for example, says that it serves "the cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Austell, Powder Springs, portions of Fulton County, the city of Atlanta and Cherokee and Bartow counties."

It also says that "Cobb County water is obtained from the Chattahoochee River and Lake Allatoona and treated at two plants."

Hickory Log Creek would be a third input once it is up and running.

Cobb County Government
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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So it's not like if there's another drought we are going to wither and turn into a desert.

In a worst case scenario we could build a giant desalinization plant on the Georgia coast and pipe the water all over the state.

I'm not saying it would be cost effective or easy, but if it came to that or evacuating the city, we'd do that. It's not like the city is going to just run dry.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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So it's not like if there's another drought we are going to wither and turn into a desert.

In a worst case scenario we could build a giant desalinization plant on the Georgia coast and pipe the water all over the state.

I'm not saying it would be cost effective or easy, but if it came to that or evacuating the city, we'd do that. It's not like the city is going to just run dry.
During the drought in 2007 at one point it was estimated that if the current level of mandated water release from Lake Lanier was continued and drought conditions worsened that there might not be enough water in as little as 90 days. You can't build a giant desalinization plant in 90 days.

I think the point others were raising is that we shouldn't wait until another crisis happens to start building backup capacity, and I agree.

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:45 PM
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So it's not like if there's another drought we are going to wither and turn into a desert.

In a worst case scenario we could build a giant desalinization plant on the Georgia coast and pipe the water all over the state.

I'm not saying it would be cost effective or easy, but if it came to that or evacuating the city, we'd do that. It's not like the city is going to just run dry.
We should probably start doing that now. By the time we realize we need it it'll be too late.

Bring our military men and women home from all our idiotic and pointless wars and let them build it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Woohoo! Thank you, Supreme Court!

Now to get to conservation and reservoir-building efforts.
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