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Southern Water, Southern PowerHow the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region$
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Christopher J. Manganiello

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469620053

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620053.001.0001

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A Keystone Dam and Georgia’s New Ocean

A Keystone Dam and Georgia’s New Ocean

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(p.92) Chapter 4 A Keystone Dam and Georgia’s New Ocean
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Southern Water, Southern Power
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Christopher J. Manganiello

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620053.003.0005

This chapter talks about how, in the last half-century, longtime valley residents, including those forced to move and make way for the Clarks Hill reservoir, had to share a transformed landscape. The old agricultural economy and landscape had been consumed by human fears of future floods and droughts; by corporate dreams of energy independence; and by uncontrollable boosters and shrewd congressional leaders who repackaged the New Deal big dam consensus as a solution to water problems. The post-1945 hydraulic waterscapes needed retooling to survive the cyclical weather which caused dramatic drought and flooding. For New South capitalists, massive artificial reservoirs were the answer to the problem of resource rationing brought about by such calamities—they became Sun Belt's preferred method of taking federal dollars while maintaining acceptable environmental and social conditions.

Keywords:   Clarks Hill reservoir, flood, drought, energy independence, New Deal, New South capitalists, Sun Belt

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