Thread: In less than 3 months, a major international city will likely run out of water

LeglizHemp - 1/25/2018 at 01:33 AM l

BrerRabbit - 1/25/2018 at 01:34 AM

Here it comes. The real problem.

OriginalGoober - 1/25/2018 at 02:09 AM

Will government save them? Stay tuned....

nebish - 1/25/2018 at 03:10 AM

Did I miss it, but why did the CNN story not mention the desalination efforts they are doing to produce water?

Jerry - 1/25/2018 at 02:08 PM

A few years ago, Atlanta was in pretty much the same predicament.
Very little ground water due to there being mostly granite (think of building on top of Stone Mountain) just under the topsoil.
Their water came from Lake Lanier, which was drying up from our several years long drought. Thing is, Lake Lanier also provided water for the little communities around it, including some farms.
Still, Atlanta kept adding on more apartments and more businesses that used a lot of water.

That came to a screeching halt when the Corps of Engineers said that Atlanta could only draw a certain amount of water each day, no more.
Lake Lanier was almost down to basically being a big mud puddle.

Atlanta was placed under a moratorium for new construction, put in water use restrictions (car washing, watering yards, don't flush unless you have to) still, the drought kept getting worse. Ga Tech even recycled water from the A/C units to water the gardens.

On October 30, 2007, the water supply was figured to be less than 90 days. Atlanta was incensed that "their" water was being wasted by being sent downstream to keep creeks and rivers blocked by the dam flowing.
That did not go over well with the farmers downstream or with folks in Alabama and Florida.

Atlanta started looking elsewhere for a source of water. They even looked at Macon. Sorry, nope, our water supply is low too. So they looked north and someone found out about a small historical dispute about the Ga-Tenn border. A place where the disputed line goes right through a nice full lake. So they tried to get the maps re-drawn according to the old survey that they liked.

Folks from Tenn say that if the maps are re-drawn, they'll just build a dam across the lake where the new state line is and let Ga have the empty part of the lake.

BrerRabbit - 1/25/2018 at 06:30 PM

I know that lake I think, west of Cherokee, southern end of Smokies? Beautiful area. Camped there once, there were hostile signs posted all over by pissed off locals, over land rights, mad at the National Park. That drought was sick. Sucking down a lake wouldn't have fixed it.

gina - 1/25/2018 at 09:54 PM

The UAE has an iceberg project and is actually towing icebergs from Antartica back to their lands because they have a problem too. So does Pakistan and China with the Indus River being needed by both lands. ebergs-from-antarctica-to-combat-drought

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