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Have you ever tried to navigate the TN River when it gets really low at the end of the summer? Not good, and it effects barge traffic and transport costs.
You're only talking about 0.2% of the total water volume. I don't know what the channel depth is in August but if Georgia would agree to pay for dredging the channel if it became a problem then that should solve that.
P.S.-I just read on TVA's website that 11.75 billion gallons are taken from the Tennessee River each day. 30 million gallons more wouldn't even be noticed. Hell, 100 million gallons wouldn't be noticed.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Sandvol 16 months ago
love it , should be interesting for sure ; glad Gov Haslam aint giving in
If only that was actually the case. There have been several times that i can recall where water restrictions were put in place in the Tennessee Valley because of drought conditions. Allowing Georgia to tap into the river under those conditions (or at the end of the summer when water levels are traditionally at their lowest) is going to deprive everyone downstream of water resources. Every gallon pulled out in Chattanooga is a gallon that isn't available downstream.
Reckon Georgians can just strap on their hobnailed boots and come on.
That is the problem they are so greedy and want all the business in Atlanta with no water to support them. Then want to try and take ours the #ell with them and their stupid resolution.
We could let Georgia pull 100 million gallons per day and Tennessee would still have billions down stream even during drought conditions. What if Alabama and Mississippi just decided to dam it and build a canal through their states and straight to the Mississippi River and not let Tennessee have any?
This post was edited by Sandvol 16 months ago
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Don't think that's a problem since the whole show is controlled by the TVA, which isn't likely to build any more dams on the river or let anyone take control of the water. Besides, since it is formed east of Knoxville and flows southwest into Alabama, East Tennessee is done with the Tennessee before it even flows into the disputed area. There really isn't much of a population near the western end of the Tennessee along the Middle-West Tennessee line that would need a tremendous amount of water.
Rocky, they are getting nervous. We must have a good case. Why don't we settle for 20 cases of craft brew?! :)
If you took a poll of Tennesseans, I'm sure you'd find that the overwhelming majority would like to be adjacent to the ocean.....you know, have some beach. Yet, you don't hear about Tennessee trying to establish new "oceanfront" boundaries.
Hmmmm. However, if Georgia really wants access to the mighty Tennessee River, maybe we could just annex that eastern side of the state in return.
The main reasons they won't give them any water, is one, if you let Atlanta tap in, why shouldn't any other major city within a reasonable distance want tap in, two, because it will effect ever thing down stream of the intake point. Lots of places depend on the Tn River for their water source, if you let Atlanta have 30 million GPD now, what happens 20 yrs from now when that amount is inadequate to meet their demands? If you don't ever start giving them water, then you won't have to stop it. If the state of Georgia is that desperate for water, they should have seen this coming 30+ yrs ago and built a desalination plant near Savannah and this wouldn't be an issue today. No state with an ocean touching it's border should ever be in this situation, I agree with Wes, piss poor civil planning by the city of Atlanta and the State of Georgia, not Tennessee's problem. Of all the MAJOR cities in the south, only Atlanta has this problem......
Good idea. Two questions from the Checkerboard's token tree hugger. Who's footing the bill up front and what are the ecological ramifications? Tar and feather if you must.
It can't happen. Ga needs to tap its own resources. As for your canal idea, the river comes through Tennessee before Bama or Miss so Tn would cut them out if they tried that. Realistically it would never happen like that. As for the people downstream you have guntersville, joe wheeler, and pickwick lakes that all depend on the river and all three provide water and electricity for their areas. It would affect the people downstream
A lot of my ideas aren't very poplar with the tree hugging crowd, but I'll play along...
I don't know who would pay, I would say those who benefit mist should pay the most, but that won't happen. I guess the costs would have to be split between the feds and the states. Probably cost $50B minimum, with potential costs in the hundreds of billions, depending on the level of flood control desired.
I'm typing on my phone, so I'm stopping there, because my thumbs hurt...already causing casualties.
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I'd take that deal, WVa! Who needs water when the IPA is flowing cold?
Actually, much of the state of Florida is also starting to sweat bigtime over water supplies. That would include Miami, Orlando and Tampa. You probably haven't read much about it because it's all considered local news.
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