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  •  Absolutely. (5+ / 0-)
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    There is mention of another Google center in Georgia in the diary.

    What do the Georgia and Oregon Google facilities have in common?

    A freaking river!  Although, Google Atlanta, will use treated sewage water and then dispose of that water into the river.  I don't understand why they don't recycle it in a loop system.  Maybe the river needs the clean, chlorinated Google water?

    Again, there is no water in Bluffdale, Utah.  The Jordan River is a trickle stream more than a river.

    I'm sure the US Army Corps of Engineers is working this out.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 06:47:36 PM PDT

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    •  Georgia has their own water problems (4+ / 0-)
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      Florida is suing Georgia over water usage. It seems there isn't enough water flowing into Apalachicola Bay killing off the oysters.

      Let's see...oyster jobs v. Google searches...hmmmmm

      Here it is, straight from a Google search:
      http://www.ajc.com/...

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 07:20:23 PM PDT

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      •  People still dare to eat Florida oysters? (3+ / 0-)
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        Oysters clean the water.  Yuck.

        It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

        by War on Error on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 07:26:37 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, I would (4+ / 0-)

          The oyster industry in Florida is highly regulated by the state which sets which beds may be harvested at any time and monitors the waters of the Apalachee Bay which is home to 90% of Florida oysters...Apalachicola oysters.  This strict regulation of the industry is to ensure the sustainability of the oyster beds.  Unlike many other places where the oysters are machine harvested, Apalachicola oysters are manually harvested by tonging.

          Georgia has been preventing the normal downstream flow of water into the Apalachicola River which feeds the Bay.  Without the flow of fresh water into the Bay, the oyster beds will die.  Basically, Atlanta's high water usage has become environmentally destructive to the natural resources of the Apalachee Bay in Florida. This dispute has been going on for years.  

          "I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~ Dr. Cornel West "It was a really naked declaration of imperialism." ~ Jeremy Scahill on Obama's speech to the UN

          by gulfgal98 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 01:41:38 AM PDT

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