Atlanta in trouble?

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    Oct 23, 2007 9:45 PM GMT
    Man, I wish Dubya Gump was here to tell us that everything is OK, to stay the course, because, man, I have a bad feeling.

    Will Atlanta run out of drinking water in less than a month?
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    Oct 24, 2007 12:18 AM GMT
    Well, you sure don't want to hear "Brownie, you doing a great job"!!!
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    Oct 24, 2007 1:28 AM GMT
    "The corps already came under fire when it accidentally released 22 billion extra gallons of water from Lake Lanier last June, just as the region was sinking into a deep drought."

    ...22 billion gallons ... icon_eek.gif ... that's a lot of water!
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    Oct 24, 2007 2:17 AM GMT
    We definitely don't want OW to become dehydrated, do we?
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    Oct 24, 2007 2:35 AM GMT
    Your situation this year is similar to what we've faced in South Florida for many years. The Water Management District releases billions of gallons of water before hurricanes (that will replenish the supply and are coming our way) miss us. They then have to raise our water prices to temporarily import replacement water from Georgia. The "temporary" surcharge for the water never seems to go away, and the next time a hurricane is close to maybe possibly coming close to Florida, the same thing happens again. You shouldn't suffer more than water restrictions (which we have permanently) and higher prices...for more than the rest of the time you live there.
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    Oct 24, 2007 2:35 AM GMT
    Well, at least it rained here today, so I conserved water and showered in the back yard. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 24, 2007 3:01 AM GMT
    Thanks for your concern, McGay. We got plenty Co-Cola if the warter runs out.
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    Oct 24, 2007 10:08 AM GMT
    You don't want to be over-moist either, y'know.
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    Oct 24, 2007 12:35 PM GMT
    Let the Water Wars begins! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 13, 2007 11:58 PM GMT
    Thank GOD they're praying. FINALLY!
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    Nov 14, 2007 12:29 AM GMT
    Here's an idea...
    If there are water restrictions in your area, MOVE...to a loaction where you can waste all the water you want and there are no restrictions. Because it should be your god given right to use as much water as you want and for whatever you want. If you want to leave the hose running in the back yard all night, no water conservation law should prevent you from doing that.

    If you want to shower for 3 hours straight then no one should be stopping you.

    NOw thats crazy talk!
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    Nov 14, 2007 12:52 AM GMT
    There's no need for that kind of talk. The Governor of the great state of Georgia has called in the Marines. I mean God. Sorry. I often confuse the two.
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    Nov 14, 2007 12:57 AM GMT
    I still have water what about you OS?

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    Nov 14, 2007 1:57 AM GMT
    Well 20 years ago, during another drought, then Gov. Joe Frank Harris also called on Georgians to pray for rain. It rained for two weeks.

    Rumors are that Harris was inspired by a rainstorm of even more importance about five years earlier.

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    Nov 14, 2007 2:50 AM GMT
    Unfortunately, typically in La NiƱa years, the southeast gets subnormal precipitation. Here's the latest bulletin on this from the Climate Prediction Center.

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    Nov 14, 2007 3:27 AM GMT
    Thanks, fastprof. But I'm still going to pray and sacrifice a goat.