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How do you feel about Glades Reservoir?
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To comment in person:
When: 6 p.m. Thursday
Where: Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville

To comment in writing:
Mail to: Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Piedmont Branch, Attn: Mr. Justin Hammonds, 1590 Adamson Parkway, Suite 200, Morrow, GA 30260-1777. Refer to the project name as Glades Reservoir, USACE Project Number 200700388.

A public meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville. Officials will give a presentation explaining the project, followed by time for public comments and questions.

The hearing is part of a required 30-day comment period that the Army Corps of Engineers has extended to 60 days to allow more time for review, following the recent U.S. District Court decision that could force Gainesville to cut back its withdrawals from Lake Lanier.

Officials estimate the project will be permitted by August 2010. The 850-acre reservoir site, located in North Hall, could yield 6.4 million gallons of water a day when complete.

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