Tags: Reservoir

Fighting the Drought: New Plans for Water Recycling

New water recycling plans approved by the Athens-Clarke County Commission could potentially lower drought probability to almost 0% according to an assessment presented by the public works department in January. The assessment determined the existing drought resilience of Clarke County and created solutions for the county to become more water efficient in the future. The…

Bear Creek Reservoir Full

Despite the drought conditions in the state of Georgia, the Upper Oconee Water Management Authority reports that the Bear Creek Regional Reservoir is 97% full. According to Program Manager Brad Lanning, use of the resevoir has averaged 11.4 million gallons per day over the last 9 weeks, compared to 9.6 million gallons a day in…