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Old 06-25-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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This is great news for metro-Atlanta...

High court lets Lake Lanier water ruling stand *| ajc.com
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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At last, Georgians can use water from a Georgia lake.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Great news.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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The only downside is that now everyone will sit back and forget about the need to do something about our water supply, and the next time we have a drought, we'll have the same issues as last time. If our state legislators were smart, we'd still be looking at additional reservoirs and other management/growth plans.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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I apologize for the ignorance, but I always found the Lake Lanier debacle a bit confusing.

Does this effectively end the water concerns for the area?
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:55 AM
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The only downside is that now everyone will sit back and forget about the need to do something about our water supply, and the next time we have a drought, we'll have the same issues as last time. If our state legislators were smart, we'd still be looking at additional reservoirs and other management/growth plans.
I agree. The state needs to be forward looking, for once. If not on this issue, then what?

The city is looking at the Bellwood Quarry as a backup source for water during droughts. Hopefully this plan is still in place.

Giant Quarry Is Centerpiece For New Park On Atlanta Beltline | www.wsbtv.com
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:27 AM
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I could not be happier for the results. How come some mussels are more important than the drinking needs of human beings? Plus, by setting us a dam does not mean the facility owns the flow of the river. It is as to building a light around a mining pit to claim the ownership of the mine.

Regarding to water conservation, the high price of water in Atlanta has pushed me to save as much as possible.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The only downside is that now everyone will sit back and forget about the need to do something about our water supply, and the next time we have a drought, we'll have the same issues as last time. If our state legislators were smart, we'd still be looking at additional reservoirs and other management/growth plans.
Some work is being done, though last I heard the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir was hitting some sort of legal snag.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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I apologize for the ignorance, but I always found the Lake Lanier debacle a bit confusing.

Does this effectively end the water concerns for the area?
No. It allows us to continue to draw water from Lanier, which FL and AL were trying to stop. We still, however, have issues if we have another drought and/or continue to grow, as Lanier doesn't have enough capacity to support the metro, as we saw a few years ago.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Some work is being done, though last I heard the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir was hitting some sort of legal snag.
And that reservoir has been in the works for years, and serves only a small area of the metro. There should have been plans underway already for the past decade to do a dozen more like it, but that was the only one planned. I believe the holdup is just paperwork processing with the DEP, not a real legal "snag" per se.
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