Reallocation of Water Storage in Lake Lanier
Burkett, Edmund B.
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The Corps of Engineers has worked with the State of Georgia and metropolitan Atlanta governments since the early 1970's to identify long term water supply sources for the Atlanta area. Corps' studies culminated in a decision in 1988 to reallocate storage in Lake Lanier to water supply. Over the last two years this proposal has become embroiled in controversy between upstream and downstream interests and the three states in the basin. This paper will provide a brief history of the events leading to the present controversy.