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Old 05-11-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The city of Atlanta will soon bore a five-mile long tunnel from the Chattahoochee River to fill the quarry with an estimated 2.5 billion gallons of water.

Won't Alabama and Florida want to have some input about that water? I mean, they seem to claim every raindrop that falls in the Chattahoochee basin north of the metro.
Did not watch the video? It addresses that concern.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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The city of Atlanta will soon bore a five-mile long tunnel from the Chattahoochee River to fill the quarry with an estimated 2.5 billion gallons of water.

Won't Alabama and Florida want to have some input about that water? I mean, they seem to claim every raindrop that falls in the Chattahoochee basin north of the metro.
They're already in litigation. I wouldn't be surprised if this was brought up. The thing is, that the reservoir won't impact the river levels once filled, and actually act as a way to limit water withdrawn from the river itself during droughts.

It can be filled in the rainy seasons, and used in the dry seasons, limiting the city's impact. It's really a win-win sorta deal.

Minimal impact to the river ecosystem, and limited impact to the down-stream volumes, helps with water security for the metro, and gives us a massive park space.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Did not watch the video? It addresses that concern.
I can't at work. It's blocked.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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Hopefully that 2.5 years is accurate, would be nice to see the Westside improve, but really would like to see Waterworks open too.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Arjay! It's the granite worms! They're retaliatin'!



Sinkhole at State and 14th
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The event is to mark the arrival of the first piece of the tunnel-boring machine. The machine is to bore a tunnel 5 miles to the Chattahoochee River, which will supply water to the reservoir.
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Once filled this will be a public park like Piedmont?
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Once filled this will be a public park like Piedmont?
Yes. It will be the city's largest park, exceeding Piedmont Park in size.

http://news.wabe.org/post/bellwood-q...s-biggest-park
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Once filled this will be a public park like Piedmont?
Yes, but no recreational use of the reservoir, similar to Jackie O reservoir in Central Park.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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Yes, but no recreational use of the reservoir, similar to Jackie O reservoir in Central Park.
So no use of a raft or canoe?
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