This is Lake Lanier. This used to be a "boater's paradise". As you can see, due to the drought, there isn't a whole lot of boating going on now. Lake Lanier is also Atlanta's main supply of drinking water. The metro Atlanta area has a population of 5 million + people, and it's growing every day.
The lake has never been this low. Ever.
I have lived in Atlanta for many years, and have seen many droughts, but never anything of this magnitude. To say it's bad is an understatement.
Our local and state are busy bickering and pointing fingers about it and they aren't taking any real conservation measures to conserve and use wisely what we do have.
(Sonny Perdue, WAKE UP please!)