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Should Hall County and other communities continue to pursue building reservoirs?


JimmyNorman: July 5, 2012 3:59 p.m.

There is a finite amount of water to be captured in the water basin. Increasing surface area evaporation with new shallow water reservoir(s) gives us a potential net loss.

We should raise Lanier two feet and keep it as full as possible year round.

There's no need for another big expense for taxpayers.

fbc: July 6, 2012 12:13 p.m.

right on J N that would save money but our government only knows how to spend money and i am not sure lanier even belongs to georgians

griff: July 7, 2012 7:51 a.m.

Theres more to the Glades Reservoir than just a water source. The studies have shown that there is no water shortage until at least 2060. And the County Commissioners estimate of 880,000 residents by then does not jive with census bureau figures. On average Hall County has increased by around 45,000 every 10 years. So by the year 2060 we MAY have 500,000 in the county and the water shortage hysteria the Commissioners are selling is not there. The Glades will require taxpayers to foot the bill for roads and bridges in a lakeside housing community. This is a project being sold by developers on the Commission. It is not needed after the recent Supreme Court ruling.

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