Recent Submissions

  • Mobility, Toxicity and Volume of Coal Tar at a Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site 

    Zimmerman, A. T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Prior to the widespread construction of interstate natural gas pipelines in the 1950s, gas manufactured from coal, petroleum or other hydrocarbon feedstock was produced for lighting and heating purposes by local utilities ...
  • A Modeling Approach to Identify Drainage Solutions for Downtown Columbus, Georgia 

    Zhang, G. Patrick; Montanye, Emmy (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Downtown Columbus is bordered on the west and south by the Chattahoochee River and by Weracoba Creek on the east. In many areas, the existing combined sewer system lacks the capacity to drain the highly urbanized area. In ...
  • Calibration of STELLA and HEC-5 Models for A.C.F. Basin 

    Yu, Yongqing; Hawkins, David E.; Whitlock, Steve; McKeon, Owen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    The HEC-5 and STELLA models were developed for the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint (ACF) river basin by the Army Corps of Engineers at Mobile, Alabama and by the University of Washington. These models will be used ...
  • Modeling of Saltwater Intrusion from Brackish Canals in Southeast Florida: Dynamics and Management Implications 

    Zhang, G. Patrick; Pfeffer, Richard; Koch, Manfred (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Salt water intrusion has been a major threat to the water supply in south Florida since the 1960's. There are three types of salt water intrusion: ocean, brackish water canal, and remnant seawater. Most salt water intrusion ...
  • Georgia's River Care 2000 Program 

    Young, Harvey G.; Winn, W. M., III; Kerr, G. Robert; Cowie, Gail M.; Quin, Hillarie M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Georgia's 70,000 miles of rivers and streams face many challenges from the changes in land use which the state's rapid growth is bringing. In response, Governor Zell Miller in 1995 established the River Care 2000 Program, ...
  • Silt: It's Impact on the City of Roswell's Cecil Wood Water Purification Plant 

    Wood, Luke W. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    History of the Watershed. Twenty-five years ago, Big Creek watershed was almost all small farms with cultivated row crops and cattle production, with about 60% woodlands. At that time, turbidity levels were high (average ...
  • The Georgia Rivers Land-Margin Ecosystem Research Program 

    Wiegert, Richard G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    The Land Margin Ecosystem Research (LMER) Program in the United States is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation through two of its subsidiary units, Long Term Studies and Biological Oceanography. The LMER program ...
  • The Act of Discrete Pollutant Sources on the Water Quality of Lake Lanier 

    York, M. Timmerly; Amirtharajah, Appiah; Brouckaert, Barbara (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    The potential discrete pollutant sources in the Lake Sidney Lanier watershed were identified and investigated. A sampling program was conducted to determine typical concentrations of pollutants from ten wastewater treatment ...
  • Hazard Mitigation Activities Involving Dams 

    Woosley, Tom (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    In July 1994, Tropical Storm Alberto came ashore in Georgia dumping large amounts of rain and creating flooding situations over a large portion of the state. Thirty-one people lost their lives, hundreds of dams failed, ...
  • Protection of Water Resources in the Big Creek Watershed 

    West, Dee (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    The 98 square miles of the Big Creek Watershed encompasses five jurisdictions: Alpharetta, Cumming, Forsyth County, Fulton County and Roswell. Big Creek itself is a major tributary of the Chattahoochee River, source of ...
  • An Interstate Management Strategy for the Suwannee River Basin 

    Webster, Kirk; Winn, Mork (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Mere geographic proximity or the sharing of a common water resource has not overcome the many economic and political differences that can exist between states. However, the voluntary resource management program being used ...
  • Developing and Analyzing River System Management Alternatives for the A.C.T./A.C.F. Comprehensive Study 

    Whitlock, Steve (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    In the ACT/ACF comprehensive study Georgia is simulating many river basin management alternatives. The goal is to develop alternatives that meet Georgia's water needs, meet downstream states water needs, and leads to a ...
  • Hydraulic Properties of the Karstic Upper Floridan Aquifer Near Albany, Georgia 

    Warner, Debbie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    A multi-well aquifer test was conducted to determine the hydraulic characteristics of and vertical connection within the Upper Floridan aquifer in the Albany, Ga., area as part of a hydrogeologic investigation being conducted ...
  • A Citizen's Guide for Watershed Protection 

    Walker, Barrett P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    A forthcoming publication by the Georgia Environmental Organization [GEO] will guide watershed planning at a variety of scales ranging from individual properties at the small watershed level to interstate river basins. ...
  • Innovative Approaches to Water Quality and Conservation in the Greenhouse Industry 

    Van Iersel, Marc (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Most greenhouse operations are inefficient in their use of water and fertilizer. As water conservation and prevention of fertilizer runoff become more important, growers may have to switch to alternative means of watering ...
  • N and P Edge-of-field Losses from Poultry Litter Applications 

    Vervoort, R. W.; Radcliffe, David E.; Cabrera, Miguel L.; Latimore, M., Jr. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Excess application of poultry litter may cause pollution of surface and ground water with Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P). Composting poultry litter could reduce the risk of pollution by creating more stable organic ...
  • Residential and Non-Residential Water Use Factors for the Atlanta Region 

    Turner, Scott D.; Cosgriff, Bryna A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    The Atlanta Regional Commission has recently completed a water use study to examine how water is used in the Atlanta Region in both the residential and non-residential sectors. Water use was researched for 300 single family ...
  • The Use of the ISO 14001 Standard in a Water Conservation Program 

    Walsh, James; Schlumper, Paul; Tschirhart, Rochie; Desai, Deann (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    The ISO 14001 standard that was approved as an international standard in the fall of 1996 establishes a protocol for the implementation of an environmental management system (EMS) at a facility. An EMS is a systematic ...
  • Aquifer Vulnerability in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain: Some Environmental Tracer Evidence of Recharging 

    Stone, Peter A.; Devlin, Robert J.; Moore, Jerry P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Detectable tritium, elevated nitrate concentration, and radiocarbon in ground water are used as tracers from the surface environment in surveys to determine the innate (i.e., physical hydrologic) vulnerability to contamination ...
  • Analysis of Ground-Water Withdrawals from a Crystalline-Rock Aquifer Near Lawrenceviille, Georgia 

    Tharpe, W. Todd; Peck, Michael F.; Chapman, Melinda J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1997-03)
    Because of the increased demand for water in northern Georgia, many city and county governments are investigating ground-water availability from crystalline-rock aquifers to supplement surface-water supplies. The U.S. ...

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