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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Turbulent waters need clarifying

Published August 20, 2008 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The reality is that metro Atlanta’s water use amounts to just 1 percent to 2 percent of the flow of the Apalachicola River at the Florida line. That equates to a reduction in flow of less than 2 inches —- 2 inches in a river subject to daily fluctuations of more than 2 feet.

Numerous historical documents,... make clear that Lake Lanier was located where it is —- just above Atlanta —- specifically to “assure an adequate supply of water for municipal and industrial purposes in the Atlanta metropolitan area.”
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