Apparently, Sen Lee Hawkins sees no humor in this story.
From his press release:
Sen. Lee Hawkins Denounces Corps For Release of Lanier Water
(Gainesville)—State Sen. Lee Hawkins today blasted the Army Corps of Engineers as “shortsighted” and for their plan to drain as much as 18 inches from Lake Lanier.
“The Army Corps of Engineers has mismanaged this lake for years. We are all concerned about downstream flooding, but we all know that winter releases of water have often left us with a lake unable to recover during normal spring and summer months.”
“This is another ridiculous decision by the Army Corps,” he added. “The Corps is shortsighted for releasing Lake Lanier water at such at time as this.”
In the State Senate, Hawkins was a strong voice for Lake Lanier water level preservation. He sponsored legislation that would have made it possible to re-evaluate “full pool” levels and retain the lake’s water level to 1073.”
“The Corps should have studied raising the level of water in Lake Lanier. We simply need more water for more people.”
“We are obviously missing some accountability,” Hawkins said.
“I have made it clear that I will work harder than anyone in Congress to preserve Lake Lanier and to keep these water releases in check,” Hawkins added. “We cannot afford to squander water in the hope that rainfalls will make up the difference. It is important for this district that we have a congressman who knows this issue.”