American Rivers. July 2012.
When seeking to secure reliable supplies of clean water for today and the future, many Southeastern communities reach reflexively for dams and reservoirs. However, the region has many more expedient, lower cost, lower-impact solutions at hand. Meanwhile, the risks inherent in new reservoir development in the region are becoming more and more apparent. This report documents the financial risks and water resource risks tied to the development of new water supply reservoirs in the Southeast. It also outlines a set of key recommendations for local leaders who seek to reduce their communities’ risks — both financial risks and closely linked water resource risks — in planning for enough clean water for the future. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.americanrivers.org/assets/pdfs/reports-and-publications/money-pit-report.pdf [PDF format, 28 pages].