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Big-City Politics and the Question of New Reservoirs

January 20, 2011

Longtime Atlanta newswoman Maria Saporta headlined her Saporta Report site this week with an in-depth look at the present political landscape on the matter of new North Georgia reservoirs – the proposed Dawson Forest lake in particular. This is only part one of two, Saporta says, but she makes clear enough already that there’s much momentum in favor of building more dams. The question, of course, is whether certain proposals are useful, feasible or affordable as water supply options – or as productive pieces of the Georgia’s response to the Magnuson ruling in the tri-state water war. But, Saporta points out, those may not be the questions on which political leaders are focused. I’ll be keeping an eye out for part two…

Water Grab Update: Late notice here, but the Water Wire did want to make note of this Savannah Morning News editorial from earlier in the month. The column comes out strong in favor of meaningful regulations on interbasin transfers of water (IBTs), and also does some reporting on the IBT positions of Chambers of Commerce from Rome to Augusta – with which it agrees. Look for more news here, as the Board of Natural Resources is scheduled to vote on the IBT regs next week.

-Ben Emanuel

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