Very, very, very concerning article today in our Atlanta Jounal Constitution about how the metropolitan area and the rest of North Georgia rely very heavily on Lake Sidney Lanier and the Chattahoochee River as its primary water source. In the midst of a 100-year drought, I am prompted to write this because as I was arriving home last night a neighbor was washing his car in the driveway. I'm not out for a rant, but needless to say, it really ticked me off.
The magnitude of our water shortage is such that if the water level at Lake Lanier drops ANOTHER 20 feet, the level will be BELOW the level at which water can flow through the dam and into the river. I'm not sure a lot of folks in this city grasp the drastic implications that this would have on essentially half of an entire state. The river would be a ribbon of mud.
Please abide by all mandated water restrictions imposed by the state, county and city authorities. Literally, our very livlihood may depend on it.