Old Lakes Could Offer Ga New Water Supply

Full story: WXIA Atlanta 9
North Georgia holds a little-known secret that could come in handy during the state's historic drought: A band of aging, government-built lakes that are brimming with water. Full Story
Michael

Atlanta, GA

#1 Feb 9, 2008
The heck with updating. Just open the dang gates and let the water flow where it was supposed to be in the first place !!
Stupid is No Excuse

Cumming, GA

#2 Feb 9, 2008
Let's get going on this. Here is something that Fla and Ala cannot try to get.
Amy

United States

#3 Feb 9, 2008
Unfortunately, this isn't the State's water. The dams were built with federal funds, so it is the feds' water. We already know how they handle that, ie not to our benefit. The article is right, it will be years and hundreds of millions of dollars before we see any water from these sources, if we ever do.

This is just another example where letting the federal camel's nose under the tent winds up with the camel controlling the tent and us out in the cold.
stargazer

Gainesville, GA

#4 Feb 9, 2008
Building new reservoirs. That would have been a great idea back when we weren't in the severe drought we are in now!(The last I heard, reservoirs need rain in order to fill up.) But then, that would have been planning ahead - something politicians are incapable of doing - I doubt it ever crossed their minds. Unless a problem is affecting them at this very moment, it may as well not exist. Forget the rampant development straining already stressed infrastructures. Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead! And look where we are now.
Chuck

Dahlonega, GA

#5 Feb 9, 2008
What a great Idea. use already exsisting lakes for future drinking water. Our legislators have really thought ahead and are trying to care for their voters like they should. This is the way government should work.Our state is growing and maybe the water drought has brought to light much needed changes.Even if the drought doesnt continue this Idea would be a Great one. Plan for the future now.
Charles Darwin

United States

#6 Feb 10, 2008
I think we should offer Tennessee the rights to Michael Vick in exchange for moving the border to the Tennessee River, but only if they will take Vincent Fort and a few of the Katrina refugees in the deal.
Linda

United States

#7 Feb 10, 2008
What kind of planning is needed to dig out a lake to make it deeper. Grap a bulldozer and go.
JMO

United States

#8 Feb 10, 2008
Linda wrote:
What kind of planning is needed to dig out a lake to make it deeper. Grap a bulldozer and go.
Come on, now, Linda - the engineering and consultant buddies of all the politicians have to get their share of the tax $$$- this will take time!
Mel in ATL

Lawrenceville, GA

#9 Feb 11, 2008
Besides, we have to "plan" so that all of the new subdivisions have been properly vetted and built up first. That all important "tax base".......

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