But I notice that only 3 attractions are listed, where SFOG has a fourth water ride (I think it's currently creatively named "Log Flume"). I wonder why that ride wasn't specifically mentioned as well. While it certainly uses less water than the other three attractions, I would think we're dealing with an "every drop counts" situation.
I vaguely remember "Donald's Boat" being shut off a while back. It was reported in some places to be a result of a drought Florida was going through (yet both water parks stayed wide open. Go figure). Of course, I don't think Donald's Boat really went through enough water to make a difference in the first place.
From what I understand, a flume ride that just recirculates its water often doesn't use as much as an attraction (such as a water slide), where people will come into contact with the water, requiring a constantly fresh supply. So that might be in play here.
Also, it might not be an issue here, but a drought provides a handy excuse to shut down a ride that needs maintenance work done for leaks. No sense paying for leaking water when rates are going up, after all.
Hope we all have a answer to all this mess. Most business's are not allowed to use water for plants, car washes and other such needs.
We can;t even wash our own cars! I am building a Grey water system to catch tub water to water the plants around my house. Grey water is not drinkable and I have a septic tank so it would no go back to river any way.
Well thought I would let you get first hand report from someone that live here.