A Natural Hazards Approach to Drought Assessment and Planning in the Chattahoochee River Basin
Perritt, Richard W.
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One effect the experience of the numerous drought events from 1980 to 1990 has had on the area of the Chattahoochee River Basin is to create awareness among states in the southeast for the need to develop strategies and planning to prepare for future climate variability. This paper outlines a natural hazards approach for analysis of climate change impacts and adjustments in order to improve the efforts in Alabama towards building a drought contingency planning process. Ideally, facilitating drought management efforts will also serve the broader agenda of the three states - Alabama, Georgia and Florida - to develop a comprehensive planning and management system for the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint (ACF) River Basin.