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Old 10-20-2007, 02:27 PM
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Default GA governor declares state of emergency - ATL may run out of water.

We are running out of water due to the summer long drought and absolutely piss poor hurricane season. We actually rely on hurricanes to dump quite a lot of water on this region. Anyhoo...the purpose of the declaration is to limit the Corp of Engineers from the daily release of a billion gallons of water from our dam to help protect some endangered mussels in Florida. It's getting bad here. If we don't get some rain soon we may have 3 to 5 million people without tap water.........geez, I didn't see this coming.

Does anyone here know a good rain dance?
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:41 PM
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Tireless - 10/20/2007 4:27 PM

Anyhoo...the purpose of the declaration is to limit the Corp of Engineers from the daily release of a billion gallons of water from our dam to help protect some endangered mussels in Florida.
Never mind about the clams and the power plant, what about all the other folks downstream that need that water for drinking? They ain't talking about that are they?
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:58 PM
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Tireless - 10/20/2007 2:27 PM

Does anyone here know a good rain dance?

I feel for ya brother. Water restrictions are a pain in the you know what.
As far as the rain dance, these two things seem to always work for me.
Mow my lawn, or hook up the boat to go fishing the next day. Always seems to make it rain.
Crossing my fingers for ya.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:09 PM
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I saw an interview with (I believe) the mayor this morning, and after a while, he admitted that water wll not run out for nine months, and that is if zero rain falls between now and then. Good old media. Fox just continued the dire warning as I type, and they were the ones that had the official on this morning.

The 3 month senario is when the lake gets down to like 60 %, which would happen in 3 months.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:11 PM
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We have our own problems in VA. However, to show respect for GA.....I just put on my speedos and did my raindance up and down the road. I will not be back for awhile because my wife is getting the tweasers to pull the buckshot out of my backside.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:56 PM
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Thanks guys. I am hopeful we will get back into the normal weather pattern and this is only a wake up call to build some more reservoirs.

Maybe I should start a house renovation and have them remove part of the roof.....the last time we did that a 4 year drought ended and we were creamed by torrential rains during the entire project.

Thanks for the sacrifice KJS...you are a team player.



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Make a T time and wash your car.
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The big thing I do not understand is WHY DID THEY WAIT TILL NOW, we have been behind in rainfall all year and with lake levels dropping and not a drop of rain in months.

They should have started water conservations a couple of months ago but the ATL yuppies had to water their yards and was their Benz's.


STAY AWAY FROM HARTWELL
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tprice - 10/20/2007 7:35 PM

The big thing I do not understand is WHY DID THEY WAIT TILL NOW, we have been behind in rainfall all year and with lake levels dropping and not a drop of rain in months.

They should have started water conservations a couple of months ago but the ATL yuppies had to water their yards and was their Benz's.


STAY AWAY FROM HARTWELL
We have been under a watering ban for months (we could only water the lawn or wash cars on Sat morning no later than 10am)....we have been in a complete watering /washing ban for at least 3 weeks.
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Did not realize that, my bad but I still stand by my original quote, 'STAY AWAY FROM HARTWELL" for drinking water
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Did not realize that, my bad but I still stand by my original quote, 'STAY AWAY FROM HARTWELL" for drinking water
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tprice - 10/21/2007 5:28 AM

Did not realize that, my bad but I still stand by my original quote, 'STAY AWAY FROM HARTWELL" for drinking water
Not a problem....I do agree with your comment we have too many friggin yuppies driving around in leased $70k autos.
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By the way how low is Lanier, Hartwell is about 10' below normal and CLARKS HILL( I refuse to call it Thurmond) is about 15' below from what I saw
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tprice - 10/21/2007 6:17 AM

By the way how low is Lanier, Hartwell is about 10' below normal and CLARKS HILL( I refuse to call it Thurmond) is about 15' below from what I saw
Lanier is down 15 ft.....



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Another example of poor infrastructure planning and over-development. I lived in Atlanta for about a year and a half in the late 80's, just when the residential building boom had kicked off.
Greenville, SC needs to take note....we could have that exact same problem in a few years.
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Wolakrab - 10/21/2007 6:46 AM

Another example of poor infrastructure planning and over-development. I lived in Atlanta for about a year and a half in the late 80's, just when the residential building boom had kicked off.
Greenville, SC needs to take note....we could have that exact same problem in a few years.
ATL is not known for it's visionary leaders
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Another example of poor infrastructure planning and over-development. I lived in Atlanta for about a year and a half in the late 80's, just when the residential building boom had kicked off.
Greenville, SC needs to take note....we could have that exact same problem in a few years.
ATL is not known for it's visionary leaders
Short of OZ, name me a place that IS noted for visionary leaders. You've got to realize these leaders were elected by people who consider USA Today "heavy reading", and believe whatever makes them feel good.
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Wolakrab - 10/21/2007 6:46 AM

Another example of poor infrastructure planning and over-development. I lived in Atlanta for about a year and a half in the late 80's, just when the residential building boom had kicked off.
Greenville, SC needs to take note....we could have that exact same problem in a few years.
Yea, I agree that Greenville will be the next one wanting to tap into the resources of Hartwell

Most of us down here(Anderson) look at the Greenville/Anderson county lines much like the Mason Dixon line
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I got two deeeeeep weels, used to be used for chicken houses. Tireless, if it gets really really bad, I'll let you come over and shower and load the EX with a weeks worth of water. Yep. Eyes a teams payer! PLAYER! If atlanta runs out of water, the smell will probably make you want to move out of the city. YIKES!
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It's not just Atlanta, its the whole country. I was out in Vegas last week and we went to Lake Mead. Here is what it looked like and below the dam the Colorado River looked like a stream. The guide at the dam said it was the lowest level in years due to low snowfall last winter in the Rockies. Pretty soon Water is going to cost more than gas.





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