Hydrogeologic Evaluations for High-Yielding Wells in the Piedmont Province of Georgia and Alabama
Crawford, Thomas J.
Chapman, Melinda J.
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Since the mid-1980's, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of non-residential water wells drilled in the Piedmont province of Georgia and Alabama. Water shortages and interrupted services related to prolonged drought conditions and reduced services from municipal, county, or water-district systems have resulted in the need for a more reliable water-supply source. Recent hydrogeologic investigations indicate that adequate ground-water supplies are available in metamorphic rocks of this region to supplement surface-water resources for meeting municipal, industrial, irrigation, and domestic water demands. Evaluations of ground-water availability in Fulton County near Dunwoody, Georgia and in Cleburne County near Heflin, Alabama, were initiated to better determine and understand the factors controlling ground-water occurence and yield in the Piedmont.