"Meanwhile, Greensboro’s three water-supply lakes north of town are about 77 percent full, compared with 87 percent last year and 97 percent at this time in 2012 , said Steve Drew, the director of Greensboro’s water resources department.
“We would have to be at 61 percent available capacity to call for Stage 1 voluntary restrictions (on water use),” Drew said.
The city’s three lakes — Higgins, Brandt and Townsend — are 3 percent closer to full than they were during a similar dry period in 2011, Drew said."
would appear to give credence to EPA award winning, Greensboro Water Conservation Director Mike J Baron's claims that the previous water shortage was rigged by opening the gates and allowing water to flow downstream.
But even if none of what Mr Baron claims is true, making Greensboro more resistant to drought is yet another reason to take up the aquaponics I have suggested throughout this series, How To Bring Greensboro Out Of Poverty. You see, Aquaponics uses only about 10% of the water used by normal agriculture.
How is that possible? In Aquaponics the same water is used over and over again.
And while today's News & Record article Triad looking to boost manufacturing jobs talks about the dire need for education and training they leave out the part about how to get the manufacturing jobs here in the first place.
You see, Greensboro is known around the nation as a great place to get a great education and leave. Why, because there are no jobs here for highly skilled workers despite having the best colleges, universities and technical schools in the nation. As usual, the "leaders" and "experts" have no plan.
In Part 8 I posted an e-mail I sent to the Greensboro City Council, City Manager Jim Westmoreland, City Attorney Tom Carruthers and others in the hope they might be willing to discuss my ideas. I waited all weekend then followed up with a second e-mail:
"Hate To Be Pushy But
I know you had the weekend off but I also know how you prefer to ignore me:
greensboroperformingarts. blogspot.com/2014/10/how-to- bring-greensboro-out-of- poverty_25.html
I expect a discussion."