Proceedings of the 2009 Georgia Water Resources Conference
April 27-29, 2009
Athens, Georgia

Sponsored by:
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute
The University of Georgia, Water Resources Faculty

Recent Submissions

  • Working the waters: the political ecologies of scale and Georgia's 100-year drought 

    Kohl, Ellen A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Throughout 2007, as forecaster’s predictions provided no relief for the drought stricken Southeastern United States, Georgia’s politicians grappled with how to manage a dwindling water supply. The interactions between ...
  • Stream buffer widths and alternative methods for water quality protection in water supply watersheds 

    Champion, Becky; Jarrin, Veronica; Baughman, Douglas S.; Gervais, Patrick (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
  • Water supply assessment and ranking of watershed dams in Georgia 

    Absher, Charles D.; Ashley, David M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc. (JJG, teamed with Schnabel Engineering, LLC) was selected by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (Commission) to inventory and evaluate the water supply potential for 166 ...
  • Using existing natural resources conservation service flood control structures for potential water supply in Georgia 

    Fulmer, William R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    The Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) is charged with coordinating the operation and maintenance of 357 USDA/Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored watershed dams in Georgia. A majority of ...
  • Incorporating the cold-water pool in Lake Lanier conservation storage management 

    Zeng, Wei; Rasmussen, Todd C.; Couch, Bill; Zhang, Yi (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Lake Lanier typically declines during the summer and fall to meet downstream flow requirements. While low lake levels during the summer and fall of 2007 caused concerns about depleting the conservation pool, another ...
  • Drip irrigation levels affect plant growth and fruit yield of bell pepper 

    Diaz-Perez, Juan C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Bell pepper (Capsicum annum L.) plants have a high demand for water and nutrients and are particularly sensitive to water stress during the establishment period and fruit setting. High levels of irrigation are often applied ...
  • Using innovative water reuse systems to meet water conservation goals in Georgia’s poultry processing industry 

    Kiepper, Brian H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    In 2007, Georgia poultry processors slaughtered over 1.3 billion broilers (14.4% of U.S. production) in 21 processing plants across the state. Commercial broiler processing plants use an average of 6.9 gallons of ...
  • Agricultural water conservation in the Lower Flint River Basin 

    Reckford, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    The Lower Flint River Basin is one of the most ecologically rich river systems in Georgia. The Flint River Basin Program is a conservation partnership between the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, the USDA ...
  • Southeast Master Gardeners trained to tackle watershed issues using cost-effective distance teaching technology 

    Bauske, Ellen M.; Henning, Frank; Fonseca, Marco (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Teams of Master Gardener coordinators, Extension agents and specialists from Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina met and pooled their resources to develop an advanced training for Master Gardener (MG) volunteers on ...
  • Georgia's water conservation efforts: Cooperative Extension's banner effort 

    Risse, L. Mark; Bowie, Marie; Davis, Deron; Navarro, Maria (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Georgia has been gripped by drought for much of 2007 and 2008. UGA Cooperative Extension selected water conservation as a statewide priority in 2007 and developed educational materials for programming through county ...
  • Finding water through rain 

    Williams, Steve (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    This presentation introduces several conservation alternatives in rainwater and stormwater management. These concepts include greenway acquisition, wetlands, cisterns, pervious concrete, earthworks, native plants and ...
  • Small impoundment complexes as a possible method to increase water supply in Alabama 

    Boyd, Claude E.; Soongsawang, Suthira; Shell, E. W.; Fowler, Samuel (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    At some locations in Alabama, increasing the amount of surface water is the only option for adding to available water for use by municipalities, industry, and agriculture. Because of environmental concerns, there ...
  • Are climate variations reducing the reliability of our water supplies 

    Osborne, Robert R.; Kenel, Pamela; Walker, Hope (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Climate variability affects the availability and quality of water resources. Unanticipated extremes, such as unprecedented periods of drought, temperature, and intense rainfall / runoff, will affect water treatment and ...
  • NURRC—implementing process water conservation and full reuse 

    Cooper, Nicholas B.; Clark, Ted V.; Fishbeck, A. G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    In 2007, Coca Cola Enterprises formed an alliance with United Resource Recovery Company to become the beverage producer’s supplier of food grade plastic for its future bottling needs worldwide. The venture, named NURRC, ...
  • Identifying and prioritizing potential conservation sites in the Upper Oconee subbasin 

    Hardy, Dean; Fowler, Laurie (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Landscape scale conservation planning informed by stakeholders is necessary for effective conservation action. We developed a watershed level conservation planning approach by working with two local land trusts that ...
  • The partnership for a sustainable Georgia and environmental leadership in Georgia agriculture 

    Speir, Robert A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia's AgTrack Program is a joint effort with the state's Department of Natural Resources Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD) and University of Georgia's Cooperative ...
  • Productive efficiency in water usage: an analysis of differences among farm types and sizes in Georgia 

    Price, J.; Moore, R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Water management in agriculture received much attention from researchers and managers, but the factors affecting variability in the productive efficiency of water usage among farmers has been historically neglected. ...
  • Updated plans for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District 

    Hinkle, Joy (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 2001 to establish policy, create plans and promote regional coordination of water issues in metro Atlanta. In 2003 ...
  • Bannister Creek Mitigation Bank: the interaction of largescale stream mitigation with watershed and future land use planning 

    Glickauf, Steve; Keebaugh, Shane (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    The Bannister Creek Mitigation Bank is located within the Etowah River Watershed in northwest Georgia. The Bank comprises approximately 15,000 linear feet of stream restoration and preservation and over 200 acres of ...
  • Implementation lessons: Gwinnett County's watershed improvement program 

    Hawks, Laurie; Wright, Pete (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
    Gwinnett County has implemented a comprehensive Watershed Improvement Program to improve and protect water quality and conditions in streams. Substantial effort has been put into planning for each major watershed over ...

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