Dam it all to hell!

From the AJC:

Environmental groups are preparing to fight another battle over the Flint River, one of the state’s longest stretches of free-flowing water. With talk of resurrecting plans to dam the river, former President Jimmy Carter will be in Oglethorpe Friday night (June 27) to talk about his role in stopping a dam at Sprewell Bluff while he was governor in the early 1970s. Carter will speak to about 250 paddlers at the end of their week-long Paddle Georgia trip down the Flint.

9 comments

  1. gatormathis says:

    Let’s see…………….dams hold back water.

    Held back water makes reservoirs. Of water even.

    No, we really wouldn’t want to consider doing that now would we.

    Problem is, all the chitter chat last year belittling Sonny for not building a reservoir overnight to correct the water shortage was meaningless.

    In today’s world of high power attorneys and high powered people with money to hire attorneys, building anything will undertake an uphill battle all the way from inception to completion (if it ever makes it that far).

    “With talk of resurrecting plans to dam the river, former President Jimmy Carter will be in Oglethorpe Friday night (June 27) to talk about his role in stopping a dam at Sprewell Bluff while he was governor in the early 1970s.”

    And seems like Carter chimed in with the rest ridiculing Sonny for not building water retention also.

  2. Icarus says:

    Jimmy is taking credit for ATLANTA’s water shortage. Remember, the water issue isn’t always a GA vs. Flordia/Alabama/Tennessee issue. Jimmy is from Plains, and I’m sure some of our South GA posters will back me up, but farmers in that region are quite paranoid that Atlanta is going to take their water and let their peanuts dry up.

  3. juliobarrios says:

    Well I’m just glad Jimmy cleared everything up when it comes to laying the blame for Atlanta’s water shortage.

  4. Tinkerhell says:

    I like the Flint too.

    I suppose getting rid of some of the people in Atlanta would not really be a viable solution huh?
    *sigh*
    Oh well, so many that should be gotten rid of too.

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