Thumbnail for the article Ruling may end battle of Bethel, Both parties look to future
Ruling may end battle of Bethel, Both parties look to future
Neither side was surprised by the U.S. Court of Appeals decision to deny of Forsyth County's request to stop development of a lakeside park in northeastern Forsyth. Read More
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Lake advocacy group keeping an eye on court case
Lake Lanier Association, formed to help protect and advocate for the North Georgia reservoir, has March 9 circled in red on its calendar. That's when the state of Georgia formally asks the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson's July 2009 ruling that water supply was not an authorized use of Lake Lanier. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Georgians should not waste money on new water reservoirs
Georgians should not waste money on new water reservoirs
Our state’s leadership shouldn’t prioritize building new reservoirs as its first solution to our water supply needs when other alternatives are faster, cheaper, and will provide more water. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Water supply: Georgia at last ends its action dry spell
Water supply: Georgia at last ends its action dry spell
Water supply is a big, if unexciting, issue for Georgia and especially for metro Atlanta — a region whose size is not, for now, matched by its water supply. Fixing that chronic under-abundance will take action and it’s good that Georgia seems to be moving on multiple fronts. It may well help us that Gov. Nathan Deal’s home turf includes embattled Lake Lanier, ground zero in the so-called “water wars.” That may help keep the issue top of mind, which is where it should be. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Reservations about reservoirs: Bentley should be cautious
Reservations about reservoirs: Bentley should be cautious
Gov. Robert Bentley has been in office only a few weeks, but his stance on the frustrating tri-state water war saga is spot-on. Bentley wants Alabama, Georgia and Florida to return — quickly — to the negotiating table. That would be a wise decision. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Ga. governor: New reservoirs would ease water dispute
Ga. governor: New reservoirs would ease water dispute
Building new reservoirs in North Georgia could help resolve long-running water disputes with Alabama and Florida by making it possible to release enough water downstream into neighboring states during dry years, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Alabama Gov. Wants To Talk Water With Georgia
Alabama Gov. Wants To Talk Water With Georgia
Alabama’s new governor says he’s ready to meet with Governor Nathan Deal to talk about water. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Neighbors cautiously eye Deal’s reservoir push
Neighbors cautiously eye Deal’s reservoir push
Gov. Nathan Deal’s plans for new reservoir development have people downstream of metro Atlanta wondering what it means for them, including Alabama's governor who said no new reservoirs should be built until the two states reach a settlement. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level
Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level
Raising maximum level 2 feet would add 26 billion gallons of water, advocates say. A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Mix and Mingle Social
Mix and Mingle Social
You may have seen the recent articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Gainesville Times regarding the Association's campaign to raise the level of Lake Lanier by 2 feet. Raising Lanier not only can provide a deeper and more resilient source of water for North Georgia, it can be part of an overall solution in the Water Wars Read More
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The Flint as Focal Point
In the course of detailing the history and development of that young Riverkeeper organization, the story inevitably hits on the two major policy issues of the day in the state: the aforementioned matter of IBT policy, and Governor Deal’s proposal to fund water supply development in otherwise tight-belted times. Read More
Thumbnail for the article Georgia adopts rules meant to restrict water transfers
Georgia adopts rules meant to restrict water transfers
Facing a court ruling that could severely restrict Atlanta's water supply, Georgia officials adopted new environmental rules Wednesday meant to strengthen the state's hand in a long-running water dispute, a conflict Gov. Nathan Deal doesn't think will be won in court. Read More