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Old 10-12-2007, 12:32 AM
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About 40 days and counting, from what I hear and major water supply's will be depleted.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:23 AM
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I have several friends and customers who live north of atlanta from canton through ellijay and thier wells have been dry for over a month.It could be bad by dec/jan.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:44 AM
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Save water.....Drink Beer!
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:30 AM
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Save water.....Drink Beer!

GENIUS!
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:35 AM
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Glad I don't live there anymore but most of my family still does.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:59 AM
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More people = more problems.
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:05 AM
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did this just sneak up on someone? SHouldn't someone have been fixing this problem before now?
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:10 AM
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Scary stuff if you live in the southeast:


METRO ATLANTA'S NEED FOR WATER: THREE MONTHS FROM A MUDHOLE

By Stacy Shelton
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 10/11/07

> Metro Atlanta normally receives an estimated 50 inches of rain annually. In 2007, less than 25 inches has fallen.

> Lake Lanier is 13 feet below full. Without more rain, it could drop to 31 feet below full by the end of the year —- a historic low.

> On the peak day in 2007, metro Atlanta used 583 million gallons of water from Lake Lanier and the upper Chattahoochee River.

Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta's main source of water, has about three months of storage left, according to state and federal officials.

That's three months before there's not enough water for more than 3 million metro Atlantans to take showers, flush their toilets and cook. Three months before there's not enough water in parts of the Chattahoochee River for power plants to generate electricity. Three months before part of the river runs dry.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:42 AM
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oh...the drought. I thought for a minute all my "Ladies Men" would have to find something other than Courvoisier.

Post up some picks of Lainer. I remember it was always pulled down for the winter and a couple ligh spring rains kept it low, but I can't imagine who low it must be.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:53 AM
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Al Gore says this drought is a sure sign of global warming and that we are doomed.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:10 PM
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SeaJay - 10/12/2007 9:53 AM

Al Gore says this drought is a sure sign of global warming and that we are doomed.
And I'm sure with him using more than ten times the average electric use in his house and the (undisclosed by him) use of fuel on his private jet to run around and lecture US on the waste of fuel, etc, he will be picking up cases of water for himself in Tenn.



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Old 10-12-2007, 03:02 PM
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Al Gore says this drought is a sure sign of global warming and that we are doomed.

You ain't heard nothin yet, now that the Nobel folks have annointed him King! First a real South African terrorist, and now an eco-terrorist, kinda cheapens the award, I think, but what do I know.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:07 PM
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Most of the southeastern US is in a serious drought. Not much hope for significant rain in the foreseeable future. I don't see what's funny about that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:22 PM
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The dock in my signature pic usually has 9 feet below the end of the dock. It is now 50 feet from the water's edge. This is on Clarks Hill lake (Lake Thurmond), an impoundment of the Savannah River about 30 miles upstream from Augusta Ga. Farmers in Ga. and SC have been clobbered by this drought. It is even worse than the 1985-6 drought. Laird
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:06 AM
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oneill469 - 10/12/2007 7:22 PM

The dock in my signature pic usually has 9 feet below the end of the dock. It is now 50 feet from the water's edge. This is on Clarks Hill lake (Lake Thurmond), an impoundment of the Savannah River about 30 miles upstream from Augusta Ga. Farmers in Ga. and SC have been clobbered by this drought. It is even worse than the 1985-6 drought. Laird
Man, I didn't know you were at Clarks Hill. I've fished Little River on that lake a couple hundred times. How's the stripers biting?
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:36 AM
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If the drought is so serious - and I'm sure it is - then how come Coke is still using Atlanta water to bottle, car washs are still washing and golf courses are watering?
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:45 AM
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Charlotte, NC won't be far behind ATL.......
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:18 AM
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39 days and counting...
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