drought: The Georgia Drought vs. the Georgia Flood - 09/23/09 02:40 AM
The great drought vs. the great flood
Georgia Drought, Georgia Flood
Mother nature can certainly be unpredictable. In  October of 2007 I posted a blog about the drought here an Georgia.
Here  is a photo that I took at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs

This was the view from the bottom of the lake looking toward the bridge and the road.
Here is a link to a close up of the bridge on Sept 21, 2009 (AJC)
 


This is a view of the "deep" part of the lake.  Of course I was standing on the … (6 comments)

drought: Georgians can swim after all! - 02/06/08 08:03 AM
This was just announced in the last few hours!  We get to open our pools this summer!
                       View the news story here
It had not  received a lot of press yet, but with the severe drought and water restriction, swimming pools were considered non essential water use and may not have been allowed to open this summer. People in the swimming pool industry as well as neighborhood associations and public pool managers had appealed for a clarification/exemption in order to allow pools to open.
Governor Purdue has now OK's the opening of pools for the summer.  However, I don't think this changes the … (1 comments)

drought: Georgia eases water use restictions -slightly - 02/06/08 05:05 AM
Governor Purdue gave at least a ray of hope in the states ongoing water crisis.  He announced this morning to allow some minor exemptions to the watering restrictions.  We will now be able to water plants by hand for 25 minutes per day. 3days per week.  Also, new, professionally installed landscapes can be watered for 3 days per week for 10 weeks. Those who wish to water the newly installed landscaping must register through the on-line Outdoor Water Use Registration Program.
He is also expected to announce sometime today if there will be an exemption to allow adding water to outdoor swimming pools. … (2 comments)

drought: Georgia Drought - 10/30/07 04:20 AM
I know the drought has been in the news for months around here.  But sometimes I just have to see it with my own eyes to really understand. 
There have been pictures all over the news like this one ......
 
showing the how dry Lake Lanier is getting.  I used to spend a lot of time at the lake and I remember when it hit it all time record low of about 1052 ft above sea level.  Normal pool level is about 1071.  Right now we are still about 3-4 feet above the record low, but we are heading in … (1 comments)

 
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