Tree Rings Suggest that Atlanta Water May Become – ugh – More Scarce

By Matt McWilliams

Metro Atlanta has struggled with water supply in recent years. A new study suggests water supply could become even more limited in the future. The study looked at local trees whose rings indicate that last century was unusually wet. If precipitation rates return to levels more typical over the last 350 years, metro Atlanta – and Georgia – could have a much larger water issue on its hands.

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  1. I’d have to consult you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that can make people think. Also, thanks for allowing myself to comment!

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  3. OMG. This was an excellant piece!!!!! Informative, well paced and objective. Happy to see this awesome localized interest blog growing. We need this in the ATL. Keep up the good work, Micheal! So proud of you and this work you’re doing.

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