Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Water Use: What Are The Facts?

I’m writing this post after being “flooded by” blog posts, emails & electronic newsletters ALL REVOLVING AROUND DECISIONS BEING MADE REGARDING WATER USE & WATER QUALITY. I hope to share enough information for you to feel like you need to somehow participate in some of the processes that are ongoing!  Pam Knox, State Climatologist just sent the following post:

Our changing water future By Pam Knox on Feb 07, 2017 08:51 pm

Earlier this month NASA published a study showing that 1/3 of big groundwater basins across the earth were in distress.  One of them was what they list as the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains aquifer, which provides irrigation and drinking water to a large area of south Georgia, Alabama, Florida and… Read More 

I hope you will read the post. It may not matter whether NASA data is right & we are using groundwater at a faster rate than it’s being replenished, “perception will likely become reality” for many voters and agricultural water use will continue to be highlighted as a place to decrease our states demand on groundwater.  The Savannah-Upper Ogeechee Regional Water Council (the Burke/Jenkins  area regional water basin councils) continues to meet and plan how you utilize groundwater.  Their next meeting is set for Thursday, February 23 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown 30813.

Maybe you will at least consider finding out who’s going to participate and send your input with them? Somehow, be a part of participating in the development of this critical plan and policy rather than “sit back & settle for what’s handed down”!