Urban Watershed Initiatives: A City of Atlanta Case Study
Hall, Ken C.
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Watershed based initiatives are often proposed for water supply watershed protection or for growing areas in order to plan growth in ways that minimize impacts on water quality. However urban watersheds, once considered a lost cause, are receiving increasing attention as an opportunity to significantly improve water quality and the viability of our streams and rivers. The City of Atlanta recently began an Urban Watershed Initiative to critically assess its watersheds and streams, and to develop watershed management plans to guide improvements. The Initiative is being directed by a Steering Committee and several Technical Committees in order to address the myriad of activities affecting an urban watershed.