Weather Blog - Georgia Drought Update

Weather Blog - Georgia Drought Update

There are 8 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Oct 18, 2007, titled Weather Blog - Georgia Drought Update. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

A Whopper of a Drought: This drought is getting larger and stronger. Dr. David Stooksbury, state climatologist for Georgia, issued an update this afternoon.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WXIA Atlanta.

ginger in ball ground

Athens, GA

#1 Oct 19, 2007
ok 90 days until we're at the bottom of conservation (or being able to draw water) What do we do at 60 days or 30 days. Level 5 drought conservation which will have to be created means what shutting down industry. What about all the people laid off from that. I know when the public has no job and no school to send the kids to, the reality will hit and oh boy what a frenzy it will create. At what point specifically will schools begin closing? 60 days: 45 days:
Plutonious Monk

Powder Springs, GA

#2 Oct 23, 2007
Governor Bob Riley of Alabama, Georgia's (neighbor)to the west, has gone on record as opposing Georgia Governor Perdue's request that more than half the state be declared a disaster area and thus become eligible for federal assistance.
It turns out the Alabaman covets a lion's share of Metro Atlanta's water supply in order maintain operation of a humongous nuclear power plant. We in Georgia note that Alabama has yet to impose water restrictions on its residents and businesses. I say let Georgia keep its water and let those folks from Alabama to freeze in the dark during the coming winter.
Playfulatheart

Duluth, GA

#3 Oct 24, 2007
Plutonious Monk wrote:
Governor Bob Riley of Alabama, Georgia's (neighbor)to the west, has gone on record as opposing Georgia Governor Perdue's request that more than half the state be declared a disaster area and thus become eligible for federal assistance.
It turns out the Alabaman covets a lion's share of Metro Atlanta's water supply in order maintain operation of a humongous nuclear power plant. We in Georgia note that Alabama has yet to impose water restrictions on its residents and businesses. I say let Georgia keep its water and let those folks from Alabama to freeze in the dark during the coming winter.
Too funny....

While I agree AL and FL should be doing more from a conservation perspective, I have to laugh at your comments.

First off, many of the rivers that feed Georgia and subsequently AL and FL do not originate in Georgia.... so by your logic, Tennessee should just cut off their supply to Georgia.

Second off, shutting down the output on Lanier and/or Allatoona would cripple our own industries.... and water supplies, as a large part of the water used for Atlanta does not come directly out of Lanier/Allatoona, but rather from the rivers coming out of those lakes, below the lakes.....

As for water to supply AL nuclear plant, if industry is your issue, explain your position on the new fossil fuel plant that will be starting up in May, taking 20Mil gallons a day out of, take a guess, the Chattahoochie river....
Samantha

United States

#4 Oct 31, 2007
I have heard of companies that specialize in weather modification, one specifically is rain generation!

You absolutely have to contact these firms, you have nothing to lose by employing a firm who would except the payment upon completion of the project! Or with a retainer with full payment at the end!

Our country has been studying this since the 50s, so the technology is out there!

There is great information on this site

http://www.weathermod.com/

And these people specialize in rain generation

http://www.rainengineering.com/

I've seen the tapes of their experiments with my own eyes. Its the real deal!

thanks and God Bless.
noFoolingMe

Keenesburg, CO

#5 Nov 2, 2007
check the power plants output levels over the last 6 years. the water levels required for supporting these will be directly proportional! follow the money $$$
islander

Charleston, SC

#7 Nov 16, 2007
So what other cities get hit by hurricans and earthquakes.

I lived in a city that hit by a cat 4, no power for a month.

deal with it
tom alaska

Everett, MA

#8 Feb 1, 2008
I was looking for an update on Alanta's drought.
Stories month's old don't help.
Disgusted American

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Feb 5, 2008
..Typical Bigoted Georgian: "Well I aint got me much drinkin' water,and our lawns' about turned brown...the Well has done about dried up...and I got me 3 jobs making $6 hr each..but I'm voting me Republican so them thar Gays don't git' married" SUCK IT..southerners

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