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Water Planning

In 2004 the state of Georgia adopted a water planning system, and in 2008 adopted a water plan, with regional councils appointed in 2009 by the governor, lieutenant governor, and Speaker of the House. While I wonder why this organizational setup inserted a regional layer of government that is unaccountable to the people in the region, it’s good somebody is doing some water planning.
In the event “gaps” between available water and future (or current) demands are identified, the Council will determine which water and land use management practices should be employed to ensure there is sufficient water and assimilative capacity to meet future needs. EPD will use computer models to test the ability of the recommended practices to close any identified “gaps.”
If you remember Atlanta running out of water a few years ago Continue reading