Despite Drought in Georgia, Mega-Boat ramps to be built

5:29 PM 12/28/2007

Yep, You read that right!

Drought stricken Lake Lanier is one of 10 sites across Georgia that will get Mega-Boat ramps capable of handling enough boats for major bass fishing tournaments as part of Gov.Perdue’s “Go Fish Georgia” program.

Perdue’s announcement was the culmination of a year’s work since he announced plans to have the state spend millions to promote fishing tourism in Georgia.

I don’t understand why all this money is to be spent on Mega-Boat ramps when you cant even reach the water by using the Ramps there now. I feel instead of Mega-Boat ramps you should figure out how to sustain current dropping lake levels. After all if the water is gone, so are the Fish. Lake Lanier in October 2007[Above&Below], Since has dropped another 5.1.feet.

The 10 mega-ramp sites are part of a 15-site bass fishing trail. Other sites getting the ramps will be Clarks Hill Lake in Columbia County, Lake Richard B. Russell in Elbert County, West Point Lake in Troup County, Lake Blackshear in Crisp County, Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, the Altamaha River in Jesup, the Savannah River in Augusta, and two places on Lake Hartwell in Hartwell and Lavonia.

State officials say the ramps will be able to handle 400 or so boats for fishing tournaments. In North Georgia, two Go Fish tournaments have already been canceled because of the drought. However, Perdue thinks bass tournaments could provide a major boost to Georgia’s economy in the future.

I guess The gov doesn’t think water has anything to do with Georgia’s economy.


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