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Old 10-15-2007, 09:20 PM
 
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We have plenty of water...the newspapers just like scary headlines so they can sell papers...same for the TV and radio and advertising. And "everyone" is not going to start taking shorter showers, conserving water, etc. If you want to do this as an individual, it is going to have an infinitesimal negligible impact on how much water is in the lakes, which is plenty to last for at least a year or two or more of this kind of drought (which won't last forever)
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Just take off your tank cover, flush, and then set the water bottle or shampoo bottle (with water in it and lid on tight) into the back of the tank against the side. That's it.
Our toilets have two-stage flushers which I think are pretty cool. The normal flush uses a lot less water, or you can hold the lever down and get a much stronger flush.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, GA.
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We have plenty of water...the newspapers just like scary headlines so they can sell papers...same for the TV and radio and advertising. And "everyone" is not going to start taking shorter showers, conserving water, etc. If you want to do this as an individual, it is going to have an infinitesimal negligible impact on how much water is in the lakes, which is plenty to last for at least a year or two or more of this kind of drought (which won't last forever)
You may be correct to an extent, but, as a native, I have NEVER seen the water levels this low. I think this is for real.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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We have plenty of water...the newspapers just like scary headlines so they can sell papers...same for the TV and radio and advertising. And "everyone" is not going to start taking shorter showers, conserving water, etc. If you want to do this as an individual, it is going to have an infinitesimal negligible impact on how much water is in the lakes, which is plenty to last for at least a year or two or more of this kind of drought (which won't last forever)
Have you actually LOOKED at any of those lakes?
Do you work for the Corps of Engineers, and have some data to back up your claims?
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Default Corps of Engineers not going to help...

Update:

The Army Corps of Engineers responded today to the Governor's demand to stop releasing so much water. In a nutshell, they said, "No". The lawsuits and possible changes to the laws may begin shortly.

Article: Amount Of Water Draining From Lanier Will Not Change - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Of course, I'm sure they're very interested in hearing the public's opinion (not): Contact Us (http://lanier.sam.usace.army.mil/ContactUs.htm - broken link)
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Dunno why, but we seem to be living in a microclimate... we are like the only people in metro ATL with water. I thought we might have a spring under our property. My more cynical dad suggests it's a broken sewer line instead.

However, YES, there definitely is a drought, and I would take all necessary measures to conserve water, down to xeriscaping the yard. We dump water from the dehumidifier on the flowers.

Maybe if everyone ran out and bought a dehumidifier, the drought would be a non-issue.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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We have plenty of water...the newspapers just like scary headlines so they can sell papers...same for the TV and radio and advertising. And "everyone" is not going to start taking shorter showers, conserving water, etc. If you want to do this as an individual, it is going to have an infinitesimal negligible impact on how much water is in the lakes, which is plenty to last for at least a year or two or more of this kind of drought (which won't last forever)
While I cannot disprove what you assert here - but why would water boards be sending out letters to area restaurants and asking them to not offer up water voluntary but instead only if asked for? Why would local and national leaders be asking is to conserve so much? Do you suggest that these leaders are (a) incompetent or worse off (b) playing mean games with 4 million metro Atlantans?
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:52 AM
 
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This might be a good wake up call to other areas of the country. You have too much development in areas and when a drought hits you have agricultural producers suddenly fighting against home owners for water that both need( California, Oregon, Arizona). Other areas pipe their water in and when their suppliers aquifers dry up they can't possibly support the populations needs( Las Vegas).
Start selling drought insurance. This is what Australia has been going through and basically the desert and wildreness will reclaim whole stretches of outback once the farms go bankrupt.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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One thing we could all do is pray for some hurricanes to start forming and hitting the east coast. This is a direct result of their not being any for two years. One meteorologist said that hurricanes are vital as they replenish entire regions aquifers. Heavy snowfalls also do a great job of letting moisture into the ground table without runoff.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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We have plenty of water...the newspapers just like scary headlines so they can sell papers...same for the TV and radio and advertising. And "everyone" is not going to start taking shorter showers, conserving water, etc. If you want to do this as an individual, it is going to have an infinitesimal negligible impact on how much water is in the lakes, which is plenty to last for at least a year or two or more of this kind of drought (which won't last forever)
Naw, this is for real. And it's caught most Georgians--hardly accustomed to being "conservationists"--by surprise.

If we had "plenty of water", our rather useless Governor probably would have echoed your sentiments long ago. But he, and many others in positions of responsibility, fumbled the ball on this and are now scrambling to recover it.
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