On December 22nd, the Governor’s Water Contingency Task Force released its final report. The report outlines the necessary steps Georgia should take to address the potential shortfall in 2012 should Judge Magnuson’s ruling go into effect. The recommendations conclude that re-allocation of Lake Lanier is the most practical step. Environmentally and Economically, Lake Lanier provides the most access to water with limited externalities. Should this not be possible, the report outlines steps that could be taken to address the shortfall by 2015 and 2020. Each contingency option considered is expensive, and does not allow any time for delays.
The following documents were presented to the Governor’s Task Force. The work is the collaboration of Boston Consulting Group and numerous technical firms.