Recent Submissions

  • Mercury Contamination of Stream Sediment in North Georgia from Former Gold Mines in the Dahlonega Gold Belt 

    Leigh, David S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Floodplain sediments downstream from 19th century gold mining sites were studied to determine if mining activities released toxic metals into streams. Mercury was found to be the only significant mining pollutant, and ...
  • High School Student Involvement in National Park Service Aquatic Resources Management 

    Zubricki, Brendhan D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The national park system contains many small units which were originally created for reasons other than outstanding water resources. One such unit, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (ICE.M0) receives only minimum ...
  • Growth Strategies: The Georgia Planning Act - An Assessment of the Program 

    Youngquist, James L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    It has been called the best of all comprehensive statewide planning efforts in the United States because of its grassroots structure. It has been lauded by regionalists who value a growth strategies effort that recognizes ...
  • Georgia's Watershed Protection Approach: River Basin Management Planning 

    Winn, W. M., III; Earl, Timothy; Lamarre, Paul D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) of the Department of Natural Resources has adopted a watershed protection approach to water resources management. This approach, referred to as river basin management ...
  • Sustainable Development: A Challenge for the 21st Century 

    Wilhite, Donald A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The term "sustainable development" is usually credited to the 1987 report of the World Commission On Environment And Development, entitled Our Common Future. To achieve the changes in human actions judged necessary to ...
  • Stormwater Infiltration: A Management Technique for Preserving Ecosystem Function 

    Walker, Barrett P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    combination with a reduction in point source pollution and the maintenance of riparian buffer zones, urban stormwater infiltration has the potential to preserve ecosystem function by maintaining the natural morphology ...
  • Sustainable Water Management 

    Urban, Richard D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The water resources of a region are renewable, but (mite. Thus, regional water resources are limited as to the uses they can support. That is, with respect to these uses, they have a "carrying capacity." If this carrying ...
  • Nitrate Contamination of Domestic Wells in Georgia 

    Tyson, Anthony W.; Bush, Parshall; Perkins, Robert; Segars, William I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Beginning in 1989 the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service began compiling a data base to determine the extent and distribution of nitrate contamination of domestic wells in Georgia. From 1989 through 1993 ...
  • Development of a Database for the Comprehensive Study o f the A.C.F./A.C.T. River Basins 

    Talian, James; Littlepage, Tom (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The development of the comprehensive study database has addressed many different topics since the effort began. These have included software selection, software development, format standards, database structures, ...
  • Supplemental Environmental Projects to Settle Citizen Suits Under the Clean Water Act 

    Stevens, Michael P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    In a negotiated settlement of a citizen suit for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the parties may agree that the alleged violator can fund a supplemental environmental project (SEP) to improve the environment ...
  • Floods in Central and Southwestern Georgia in July 1994 

    Stamey, Timothy C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Parts of central and most of southwestern Georgia were devastated by floods resulting from rainfall produced by Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. Whole communities were inundated by floodwaters as numerous streams ...
  • Water Quality Impacts of Poultry Litter Land Application 

    Smith, Matt C.; Sellers, Jackie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The objective of this study was to quantify any differences in specific water quality parameters between a forested watershed, similar watersheds whose land use is dominated by poultry production and open lands that ...
  • Recommendations of the Georgia Board of Regents' Scientific Panel on Evaluating the Erosion Measurement Standard Defined by the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act 

    Kundell, James E.; Rasmussen, Todd C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The 1993 Senate Stormwater Control Study Committee reviewed the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975 and, among other recommendations, petitioned the Lieutenant Governor to request that a scientific panel ...
  • Protecting the Big Haynes Creek Watershed: A Strategy for Land Management and Nonpoint Pollution Control 

    Schmidt, Denise L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Population growth has led metropolitan Atlanta and surrounding counties to evaluate and pursue new water supply sources. Rockdale County plans to construct a dam on Big Haynes Creek to create a reservoir and build ...
  • G.P.S. Applications in Support of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Drinking Water Program 

    Rogers, Lewis F.; Semerjian, Christopher J.; Vick, Donald A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Resource grade GPS receivers are being used to determine the positional indices for wells and associated potential pollution sources for public wells in Georgia. This study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy and ...
  • Modeling Point Source Discharges in Tidal Waters 

    Roberts, Philip J. W. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Discharges into highly unsteady flows, such as tidal waters, create special problems for assessing their environmental impact and compliance with mixing zone regulations. Exposures to toxic materials at the edges of ...
  • Preservation of Wetlands as a Preferred Option for Impact Mitigation 

    Renner, James F. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    Current Section 404 regulatory policy focuses on wetland restoration and creation as the primary means of compensating for unavoidable wetland impacts. However, most wetland restoration and creation projects are ...
  • Using Ground Electromagnetic Conductivity to Determine the Source of Nitrate in Dairy Wells 

    Radcliffe, David E.; Brune, D. E.; Drommerhausen, D. J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    recent study of dairies in a five-county area in north Georgia found a high incidence of nitrate nitrogen (NO3-N) contaminated well water. We used a ground electromagnetic (EM) conductivity meter to survey nine dairies ...
  • Resource Sensitivity Effects on Navigation and Wildlife and Planning for the A.C.F. River Basin 

    Perritt, Richard; Drennen, Daniel (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    The purpose of resource sensitivity is to integrate understanding about the stresses on river basin systems into the comprehensive planning and management process. Understanding how fluctuating natural conditions affect ...
  • The Use of Geographic Information Systems Analysis to Estimate Groundwater Availability in West Central Georgia 

    O'Connor, Bruce J.; McLemore, William H.; Trent, Victoria P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)
    A reconnaissance investigation of five counties in west central Georgia was conducted utilizing capture zone and GIS overlay analysis methods to estimate the general quantity of the ground-water resource and to identify ...

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