Water war Band-Aid
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The solution to the water war being pushed by the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida is equivalent to putting a Band-Aid on a wound where your leg is cut off at the knee.

The three-part solution is: One, tap into the Tennessee River with a pipeline. Second, build a reservoir large enough to hold the winter runoff from the river. Third, start long-term conservation programs to lessen the use of water.

This solution addresses the concerns of states downstream on the river of losing their water by using some of the winter runoff. In north Georgia there are many narrow valleys that could be dammed at both ends to make a reservoir to store the runoff.

The water problem is not going away. The governors should stop bickering and come up with a solution, not a Band-Aid. Get some of the stimulus billions that are being wasted on the banks and Wall Street fat cats.

J.S. Hughes
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