Water Disputes in the Southeast

OK, well, it’s been a SLOW couple of news days – and I know most of you are reading my Lennox / Gates post (now that Associated Press got involved), so I picked the drought in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida to talk about.

For those of you who don’t know, Georgia holds most of the resevoirs that go down to Alabama and Florida, but they don’t want to send the water down the path because then they won’t have enough water (although everybody’s short on it already).  The Army Corps of Engineers released water from some of the resivoirs today, and Georgia is suing.

Here are my thoughts – any water that is Federally controlled (as in Army Corps controlled) gets split evenly.  Any water that is state controlled – they can keep.  If the states would’ve cracked down on this earlier, we wouldn’t have had this problem, but you had stupid greedy Americans watering their grass at 2:00 A.M. thinking there’d be rain soon, and now we’re where we’re at.

So, we need better water management, and harsher penalties for breaking water laws (instead of shutting water off for a day, make it 3 or 4 days).

Well, go back to reading about Lennox and  Gates.

Done Ranting,

Ranting Republican


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