Sunday, November 18, 2007

Can we ease the water shortage?

It looks like there is an idea to do just that.

If the US Fish and Wildlife Service signs off, the water coming off Lake Lanier could be dramatically cut. Right now, we have about 79 days left. If this plan goes through, there would be a reduction in the Apalachicola River of about 10%, but the outflow from Lanier could be cut more than that... maybe even more than a year.

So, we'll see what this does for the drought situation. Of course part of the problem is that the USFWS hasn't decided when they'll decide... Of course, it isn't like there is some sort of clock dripping... I mean ticking in the background.

Here is a great blog with sources and further info regarding our wonderful water situation here. I'll also keep posting as I get new info.

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