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Some Say Ga. Should Look Across the Border for Water Solution

Environment  (tags: drought, georgia )

- 4208 days ago -
ATLANTA (AP) -- As drought-stricken Georgia looks for other ways to quench its growing thirst, some politicians are looking across the state line to the massive Tennessee River basin for an answer.


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Linda Hartsfield (46)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 3:46 pm
Noted. Thanks, Nicole. I pray God will have mercy and send rain to all of Georgia soon. I'm thankful that we have our own deep well. Atlanta without water would be a total nightmare.

. (0)
Saturday December 8, 2007, 7:34 pm
What they really need to do is take a look at other states with larger populations and less rainfall like California and see how they conserve water rather than continuing to use it as though god was going to solve their problems for them. God helps those who help themselves and if they help themselves they donít need godís help. Besides they only have a 6% chance of him answering them.

Kathleen R (983)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 3:09 pm

Kevin L (13)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 3:47 pm
Regrettably, the laws of thermodynamics are not in favor of solving water problems by desalinization. It takes a lot of energy to separate the salt from the water. Conservation is key.

Sonja Lasseter (21)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 4:07 pm
I am also one of those have asked the question of way not desalinization. I have lived in other countries that have had to turn to this method and seem to have no issues with it. I am sure it may cost some money, but what are the cost we are creating now completely depleting all of our fresh water and leaving nothing but hugh dried up holes that at one time were beautiful water ways, Does this country just have to sit back and wait until we have completely depleted all of its natural resources before something else can be done. What a terrible legacy we are leaving for all of today's and tommorrow's leaders and children. I believe in prayer but I also believe that God has perhaps answered our prayers, by giving us the knowledge we have to use alternative processes,if some one would just take the energy used in all of these debates and put it into something constructive like trying desalinization, at this point it is at least a start in the right direction.

Daniel Barker (35)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 6:58 pm
I think part of the problem is, there are just more people, and there is not enough to go around. Population continues to explode, and resources are finite and limited. I have no children, and plan on one child and adoption. I know what running out of resources looks like. Joni Mitchell put it very well "they've paved paradise and put up a parking lot".

Everywhere I look are 'for sale' signs on undeveloped property, and I suspect this is true throughout the United States. When will people notice? How much wilderness do we have to destroy?

John L (0)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 9:12 pm
We should look to the sea for the answer...desalination plants take salt water and make it fresh and that coupled with wind or wave generators for the power would also make it green... the oceans get replenished
daily by rain, rivers, etc.

John L (0)
Sunday December 9, 2007, 9:20 pm
tell a bunch of thirsty people with brown lawns and dirty cars and clothes that they can only use water three days a week....good way to get shot...imho
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