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Re: Southeast Drought


More reservoirs would help- especially ones not controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. They were dumping huge amounts of water to support mussels downstream, without ever having researched how much the mussels actually needed.

Still, we've got the largest population area with the smallest watershed/aquifer in the US. I was told today that it's the worst ratio in the world, but I'll have to research that before I take it as gospel.

There are also no natural lakes in Georgia. They're all man-made.

Most of our native plants can go through our regular summer dry spells that last from May until October except for stray thunderstorms in August. Unfortunately we have new homeowners who want green lawns, and homeowner's associations that require irrigation of Bermudagrass lawns. That weed!

d

----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Southeast Drought


Yeah, it is bad.  Y'all need more reservoirs for sure.  That's the only
thing that got us (barely) through that 2 1/2 year drought that ended this
past June.  Looks like we're slipping into another one though - we've had
burn bans going on since Jan 1st.  We have lots of lakes and plans for
building a few more since it is normal for us not to get rain from May until
late September.  But that last stretch was ridiculous.

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