Ground-Water Availability in the South Metropolitan Atlanta Region, Georgia
Clarke, John S.
Peck, Michael F.
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An investigation examining the availability of ground-water resources in south metropolitan Atlanta region (south metro region) was conducted because of an increasing demand for additional water supplies, and concern that surface-water supplies may not satisfy future requirements. In response to this concern, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Geologic Survey Branch, conducted a study to provide a general evaluation of the ground-water resources of the south metro region and their development potential. This involved estimating ground-water recharge in the upper Flint River Basin and providing a description of existing ground-water supplies in the region, including wells and springs; their yield, hydrogeologic and topographic setting, and construction specifications. Much of the 2,808 square mile study area lies in the upper Flint River basin in the Piedmont physiographic province (Figure 1). The extreme southern part of the study area is in the Coastal Plain physiographic province.