Several boating areas in the southeast have been effected by the severe drought. However, now they are saying due to the lower lake levels casued by the drought, that some nuclear power plants may shut down later this year due to lack of reactor cooling water. They said that blackouts will probably not occur, but extremely higher electricity costs will. Guess the boating community is not the only ones effected by the drought! Hope y'all fill those lakes up soon. TH