A handful of useful links for today:
- The AP has a story about what kind of steps might need to be taken if we run out of water. It discusses some of the water being stockpiled for the city, what Macon did when they ran out of water 13 years ago, and what cities like Durham (NC) and Athens are faced with right now.
- 11Alive says that the meeting schedule for next Monday between the Georgia, Florida and Alabama governors has been postponed by one week. This meeting should help to set-up a long term agreement of some sort between the states.
- The AJC discusses some of the issues that are popping up as the lake levels drop. Among the problems:
- The lowest intake on Lake Allatoona may need some work, since it hasn’t been used since the mid-1960′s. If the intake doesn’t work, they plan to spend $600,000 (plus $250,000/month) to run a mile-long pipe into deeper water.
- Cumming continues to dredge the lake in an effort to access deeper water (as we mentioned a few weeks ago). This dredging is stirring up so much sediment that the water plant has been shut down onsome days.
- Some water in Cobb County had a greenish hue this summer from an excess of manganese. The article didn’t say it, but it sounds like we might see more of that as the lakes get lower.