Drought Prompts Georgia to Re-Visit Massive Dams

Articles like this by Matt Kempner in today’s Atlanta Constitution underscore the likelihood that local and state governments will ignore the need for water conservation and growth limits and instead take action on decades-old plans to dam the Chattahoochee and other large rivers. “Metro Atlanta has had a lot of time to get right with water. In 1969, engineers concluded in a regional planning document that without dramatic action water would be in critically short supply by the time the area reached between 3 and 5 million people — metro Atlanta’s population today.”

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