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Trying to claim the Tennessee River as a water source. Rucker is ready for War on twitter. Tennesseeans are going wild on twitter.
@TimesFreePress: BREAKING: Georgia Senate passes resolution to move state line, claim Tennessee River water: http://t.co/6I9n0keX4l
@TimesFreePress: TN Gov. Bill Haslam refuses to give Georgia access to Tennessee River: http://t.co/BtmZ78Lpeu
This post has been edited 5 times, most recently by Vols8 16 months ago
Didn't they try this a few years ago?
@wesrucker247: Don't dehydrate them. You're not getting our water. RT @MarkRicht: Spring Ball Week 2. Hope you like it! Go Dawgs!!!
I believe so Watauga. But they actually passed a resolution this time. Tucker's tweets are gold haha
IDK but wes is killing it against these guys!!! get a hose and use the atlantic ocean!!! hahahaa
It's so funny. They'd only really need to move this part like...225 feet.
@wesrucker247: Georgians, the Atlantic Ocean is connected to your state. Get a hose and a filter.
@wesrucker247: East Tennesseans in general are good-natured, live-and-let-live people. But no one from outside East TN comes here and tells us what to do.
@wesrucker247: You know what, Georgia? Move the border. We'll just build a bigger dam. Ever seen a TVA dam? You're not getting our water.
@wesrucker247: I used to live six houses from the TN/GA state line. Now I want to move back there and be an armed border guard.
@wesrucker247: Listen up, Georgia. It's not Tennessee's fault that Atlanta is way too damn big and doesn't have enough water. Get buckets, collect rain.
AW HELL NAW YOU AIN'T GITTIN' OUR WATER!!!!
Been trying for years. It'll get shot down again. We ain't giving up our water rights for ATL
Y'all need to calm down. State Senate resolutions are nothing but a piece of paper.
We do need some water, though. Can y'all send some down?
Here in Colorado they make water so expensive that no one wastes it. Averages over $100/month and goes way up if you use increases over the average. I don't like a big water bill but it does make people pay attention.
Hey Atlanta, have any of you rednecks in the state legislature been to California? It's dry, so they have water restrictions. And they enforce them. And it works. Hands off our river!
Good lord, where do you live?
My water bill is NEVER over $40.
wow had no idea but makes sense as i have read several articles about drought and a lack of available water both here in the US and other countries
We've had more water restrictions than many parts of California. We have had entire summers in recent years when watering your lawn or washing your car was not allowed. No outdoor water use whatsoever.
Try that out for size.
@TNStatsDept: 91% of Tennesseans are grabbing their horses and bayonets in an attempt to defend the portion of the Tennessee River that Georgia wants.
I know ATL has had extreme water restrictions but tapping into the river will not only affect TN but Al as well. That's a lot of people that rely on the river. It'll never happen even if Ga AG sues Tn. Al would side with Tn over the issue and leave Ga in a drought
Alabama and Florida have been trying to get Georgia from taking so much water out of our own river, the Chattahoochee, which supplies most of Atlanta's drinking water. Alabama worries about the river downstream and Florida worries about the oysters in Appalachicola Bay (I love 'em, so I understand their concern).
In short, I doubt that Alabama would oppose Georgia trying to tap the Tennessee if it means less pressure on the Hooch. The Tennessee is one fricking huge river, you know. It dwarfs the Chattahoochee.
I can't disagree with that but I know how important the River is for North Al and Tn. It'll be fun to watch
Downvote idiot strikes again. was +1 now back at zero.
I HATE YOU DOWNVOTE PHANTOM.
Just went through and +1'd every post you've made on this thread to offset your downvote phantom.
The whole Tennessee River thing is kind of an interesting diversion in our water wars. There isn't much precedent for moving state lines that were drawn before surveying became sophisticated. Georgia actually has a great case that the state line wasn't drawn properly and should touch the Tennessee River at one point, which is all the state would need to legally tap the river. But a lot of state lines are screwed up like that, and federal courts have not been willing to redraw such lines.
The real water battle for Atlanta remains the Chattanoochee, which has been a big court case for some time. Only recently has it appeared Georgia might be winning that one.
1 Bottle.......on the way!
RT @CecilHurt: Georgia and Tennessee fighting over water. At last minute, expect water to commit to Ole Miss.
Here's another +1 for ya!
I realize this is OT, but why don't we come to some kind of compromise? How about Lorenzo Carter, Deshaun Watson, Nick Chubb, Myles Autry, The Berry Twins for about 6 months worth of water. If they throw in Raekwon McMillan & Elisha Shaw, they can have access for a year.
The other solution is one I've always supported since I was a kid watching cartoons (it also comes to mind every time some crazy news comes out of this state):
Works for me mooney! +1 Great suggestions on both fronts!
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