Coastal Georgia: Relationships Between Water Resources & Development
The coastal area of Georgia is one of the most environmentally sensitive regions of the state and is rapidly developing. Much of this development is occurring in concentrated areas along coastal rivers, estuarine creeks, and tidal marshes, with great potential for deterioration of water quality. While all but one coastal county has a zoning ordinance, local governments are presently illequipped to measure, evaluate, or control the environmental effects of ongoing development. The following paper describes key indicators of coastal development, identifies activities having the greatest environmental risks (particularly to water quality), and makes recommendations for improving our ability to manage coastal resources. A primary conclusion is that more information and technical assistance are needed to ensure adequate management of resources.
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Masucci, Michele (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)The purpose of this paper is to provide a pragmatic discussion about the role that low-technology GIS can and will play in support of newly emerging water management structures in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee- Flint ...
Hall, Millard W.; Harris, Ty (Georgia Institute of TechnologyCarl Vinson Institute of Government, 1995-04)Both scarcity and uncontrolled excess of water in the South-eastern U.S. have been much in evidence of late, calling into question the adequacy of the region's current water management. Expected future population growth ...