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Georgia Needs Better Water Resource Planning

Increased growth between Atlanta and Athens is putting dramatic pressure on the river basins that supply water to middle Georgia.
November 9, 2001, 10am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Experts fear that without better water resource planning, both the quantity and quality of the water reaching the midstate will suffer. More development upstream means worse flooding after heavy rain. Roads, parking lots and rooftops keep water from being absorbed into the ground. Instead, it flows into the rivers, bearing such pollutants as fuel, oil, fertilizers and pesticides."

Thanks to Robert Hopwood

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Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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