The Alcovy Protection Plan: A Regional Approach to Watershed Protection

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dc.contributor.author Ruhlman, Melanie B.
dc.contributor.author Wenger, Seth
dc.contributor.editor Hatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T19:01:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-19T19:01:43Z
dc.date.issued 2001-03
dc.identifier.isbn 0-935835-07-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/44032
dc.description Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 26 and 27, 2001, Athens, Georgia. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Alcovy River Watershed Protection Project is the first comprehensive regional land use and water quality study of the Alcovy River watershed. Multiple regulatory requirements created the need for a watershed study that overlapped jurisdictional and political boundaries. Current and future land use information and hydrologic and water quality data were obtained for the watershed. A water quality model was developed to estimate future water quality as a function of anticipated land use changes. The model was run for existing and future (2020) conditions. Various implementation options were superimposed onto the default future scenario to predict the effect that certain policy tools would have on water quality. Model results suggested that the single most effective tool for protecting water quality is an improved stormwater ordinance that has provisions for downstream water quality and channel protection. An ideal watershed protection plan is recommended that includes a combination of policy and incentive-based land management tools. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored 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 Technology en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility This 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.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GWRI2001. Watershed Protection en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject Watersheds en_US
dc.subject Watershed protection en_US
dc.subject Water quality en_US
dc.subject Land use en_US
dc.subject Stormwater en_US
dc.title The Alcovy Protection Plan: A Regional Approach to Watershed Protection en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Brown and Caldwell
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Georgia
dc.publisher.original Institute of Ecology


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