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dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Mary C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMerrill, Michael D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Byron J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T18:54:29Z
dc.date.available2012-05-29T18:54:29Z
dc.date.issued2001-03
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-07-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/43454
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 26 and 27, 2001, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractPlans to construct new reservoirs, primarily for municipal water supply, are multiplying as our population struggles to keep up with increasing water demands. Ecological impacts of new reservoirs in north Georgia potentially include habitat loss and population fragmentation of aquatic species already restricted within their historic ranges, and effects of hydrologic alteration on downstream habitat and water quality. These effects are most appropriately assessed at the scale of basins and landscapes. Effective basin-level planning, which should address natural resource conservation goals as well as human consumption needs, will require answers to specific questions regarding effects of alternative strategies for developing water supply through impoundments. Primary issues include: stream prioritization as an approach for conserving imperiled species and water quality in downstream systems; fragmentation effects on fauna, and relative influences of impoundments placed on high- and low-order streams; and feasibility and ecological effectiveness of ameliorating hydrologic alteration caused by impoundments. Research on stream faunal and water quality patterns in the existing landscape, in conjunction with pre- and post-construction monitoring of stream communities above and below impoundments that are already approved, would provide essential information to support effective planning.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397) or the other conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2001. Georgia Water Policy and Legislationen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectReservior planningen_US
dc.subjectWater conservationen_US
dc.subjectEcosystem protectionen_US
dc.titleEcological Considerations for Reservoir Planning in North Georgiaen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeological Survey (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Institute of Ecologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePatuxent Wildlife Research Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Museum of Natural Historyen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology


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