Tennessee River

Montgomery politicians are looking at the river and wanting to make it easier for farmers to get water from it.  I think the real reason is to allow the water to leave the water shed and be piped out of the north Alabama area. Namely Birmingham and Atlanta. If this happens, your grandkids can kiss our river goodbye. Check what happened to the Colorado river.

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Senator Orr represents Morgan, Madison, and Limestone - counties that border the Tennessee River.

Orr’s bill will only be for major rivers and will not include smaller creeks or bodies of water that don't have the availability to service a large number of farms.

http://www.waff.com/story/3412...s-to-alabama-farmers

And you think the intent of Senator Orr's bill is so drought stricken Alabama can irrigate Atlanta?

Alabama drought likely to remain into next spring

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvi..._likely_to_rema.html

U.S. Drought Monitor forAlabama

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/...oughtMonitor.aspx?AL

 

 

Best, it is some of my business, the river is in Tennessee more than it's in Alabama. Tennessee has already fought Atlanta about the river water. Birmingham has made an attempt to get to it and got denied. If the bill is passed to allow Tennessee river water to be piped into another watershed, Birmingham and Atlanta will be using it.

jtdavis posted:

Best, it is some of my business, the river is in Tennessee more than it's in Alabama. Tennessee has already fought Atlanta about the river water. Birmingham has made an attempt to get to it and got denied. If the bill is passed to allow Tennessee river water to be piped into another watershed, Birmingham and Atlanta will be using it.

You don't own it.

jtdavis posted:

Best, it is some of my business, the river is in Tennessee more than it's in Alabama. Tennessee has already fought Atlanta about the river water. Birmingham has made an attempt to get to it and got denied. If the bill is passed to allow Tennessee river water to be piped into another watershed, Birmingham and Atlanta will be using it.

Bullchit.

 

Maybe it's a question of agricultural geography.  Why would the city of B'ham be drawing water from the Tennessee River to irrigate farmland?  Even if there was farmland other than an occasional marijuana or poppy patch, according to Senator Orr's farm bill, there are defined large bodies of water much closer the would supply more than adequate.

http://www.birminghamal.gov/ab...ment/our-watersheds/

And how would an farm bill sponsored by an Alabama state senator before the Alabama senate affect a Georgia city - a city not noted for having downtown farms yet having their own state senate, a state which borders the Tennessee River. to speak for them if they did.  No dog in this fight,,,google it  Atlanta's water source not likely to come from an Alabama
Watershed

http://www.atlantawatershed.or...ater-supply-program/

But back to JT regurgitated comment it is some of my business, the river is in Tennessee more than it's in Alabama.

Howsomeever, despite our short s*h*o*r*e, the state of Alabama has the most important cities and towns bordering the Tennessee.   We may not have the most, but we have the best. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_River

So before you and your fellow Tennesseans  one holer and hog farms turns the river into an open sewer, Alabamians would like the use river along with other major water sources to irrigate and cultivate our state so as to make Alabama great again.

Others such as

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...of_rivers_of_Alabama

Town Creek being my personal favorite.

While yall are free to follow in the environmental footsteps of your favorite son Algore and lie your way to hypocrisy.  Hug the life out of progress till you smother it. Question:  how is it progressives create no productive jobs?

Best, no individual owns it. God is the owner.

Bud, it's no bullchit. If water from the Tennessee river leaves the watershed for farming operations, it will not be very long before the thirsty cities of Birmingham and Atlanta will be using it. 

Gifted said you didn't own it, and you don't. You can't keep anything straight. It's none of your business what ALABAMA does since the Tennessee River runs through her. Got that? Take care of the part that goes through TN and stop worrying about us.

touchy, aren't you. Both states need to worry about the entire river.

Georgia has claimed a 200 years section of The River in Jackson County to actually be part of their state--after a surveying mistake 150 years ago.  They've wanted to pump water out of the Tennessee River and send it in pipelines to Atlanta.

TVA and three states have fought Georgia on this pipeline for years and years.  Drawing major amounts out of the river would screw up industry down river.  #1, they've got to have enough water flow to keep the powerplants running.  #2, they've got to have enough water to keep the chemical factories in Decatur, the Counce sawmill and the nuclear fuel factory in Paducah area running.  #3, it takes deep water to get NASA payloads out of Huntsville and rockets out of Decatur. 

A lack of water flow and low water levels would result in 100's of thousands of people to be laid off and essentially destroy the economy of the lower Tennessee Valley.

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