Metro Atlanta Water Shortage: Our Biggest Threat

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Posted by Brian

In land now known as the United States, there was a flourishing city-state. It potentially had a high and dense population for the time, had tall buildings for the time, a large urban culture, and was located near Chaco Canyon in the four corners area. Around 1200 AD, it emptied out and split up into different cultures. They were what we call the Anasazi indians, and the reason the city-state emptied out: Water.

Could Atlanta be next?

You may have noticed we've had a couple of wet years. So, after years of Lake Lanier getting close to becoming empty, are we over this drought thing?


There's an old saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me"

janh999 June 14, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Love the picture to illustrate the point. Correct me if Im wrong, but aren't those pictures from Allatoona, where they drain/cut the flow of water off to the lake every year... on purpose.
Susan June 18, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Not so long ago a governor proposed to build several reservoirs but the locals decided the flag was more important. So until they are closing up their favorite restaurants and jobs they won't do anything. Much like the last snow storm.


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