Sunday, October 21, 2007

News: Dry season.

Lake Lanier is looking pretty grim. I really want to see a current picture of the area around Bald Ridge Marina, where I had the houseboat tied up (Slip F13.)

Elsewhere in the Southeast, the well I'm on isn't sucking air. Yet.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the situation Colorado has. Years ago the west slope [of the Rocky Mtns] communities signed contracts and accepted money from Denver for access to west slope water resources. But now there are more people, industry, farming, whatever, on the west slope and they want to throw away the contracts.
Georgia is saying it's all the government's fault [wait for it - GW's to blame!] for water rights agreements Georgia made in the 1980s. [And, no, I don't trust the Corps of Engineers.]

phlegmfatale said...

Well, so long as the local beer emporia stay well-stocked, I reckon you can wait out a dry spell.

OA said...

Hopefully the drought and water restrictions will chase some of the transplants back north. Though it'll probably just make them more bold when it comes to wanting new laws passed...

Billy Beck said...

Lake Lanier was looking grim six years ago when it was my practice area while flying out of LZU. The exposed shoreline was amazing, even then.

Marko said...

I'm with Phlegmmy. Let them drink (and cook and shower with) beer.

TBeck said...

Well, the Corps is still catching hell for the flooding of NOLA, so ya gotta figure that they would rather see too little water than too much...

We have hydro plants in Florida? Huh. I didn't know that and I've lived here over thirty years.

SirBeep said...

Looks the same as when I lived there 7 years ago. There were legal arguments with Jacksonville then too.

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

Slip F13? Did Mayer have a boat next to yours?

Chris Byrne said...

Too bad it's not in the Bahia Mar

Anonymous said...

Our's (A couple hours north of Lanier) is currently down to 42% of it's usable capacity causing stage 3 water restrictions all around the area. We've got a better bargaining chip versus the downstream interests though, Duke Power has a reactor at the south end of the lake and letting it's coolant intake suck air would be a really bad idea.

Tam said...

I take it that there's some significance to slip # F13, other than me once keeping a 65' Somerset tied up there?

The Duck said...

Mine went dry in SW Ohio a week ago Friday.
Getting some water now but no long showers ;-}

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

I take it that there's some significance to slip # F13

Ah, it would seem that you have not read any of the "Travis McGee" series by John d. MacDonald.

You should. I recommend that you start with "A Deadly Shade of Gold."

Anonymous said...

Travis McGee lived on his houseboat, the "Busted Flush", at slip F13.

Kevin said...

Nope. Slip F18.

I've read 'em all and recommend them highly.

Kevin said...

Forgot to add:

Slip F18, Bahia Mar, Ft. Lauderdamndale, FL.

The Earth Bound Misfit said...

I'll take Kevin's word for it. I read the books back in the `70s and `80s, ending with The Lonely Silver Rain, which at the end showed the promise to take McGee in a brand new direction.

I remember reading the newspaper when John D. MacDonald died. That was a sad day. He had a couple of clinkers towards the end, but the man could write.