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    • Developing a watershed improvement plan to meet multiple community objectives in Gainesville and Hall County, Georgia 

      Thom, Chrissy; Dockery, David; McInturff, Kevin; Massie, Betsy; Murphy, Lauren (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
      The City of Gainesville and Hall County have developed a Watershed Improvement Plan (WIP) for Flat Creek, which is partially funded by a Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant, in partnership with GADNR ...
    • Watershed assessment of the Lake Allatoona/Upper Etowah River Basin 

      Stribling, James B.; Davie, Steven R.; Kubala, David M.; Jones, Jerry (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
      There are multiple, complex, and cumulative combinations of stressors throughout the Lake Allatoona/ Upper Etowah River watershed (LAUE). Recognition of their presence and specific effects on the stream biota in isolation ...
    • 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)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Halfway home: three years’ of monitoring and assessment results in the Lake Allatoona/Upper Etowah River Watershed 

      Morrissey, Charles; Stribling, James B.; Millard, Christopher; Davie, Steven R.; Shelton, Steve (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
      The long-term environmental monitoring program for the Lake Allatoona/Upper Etowah River Watershed (LAUE) is probability-based and rotating basins, with sites randomly selected and stratified within nested 12- and ...
    • Simple alternative methods for the biological component of watershed assessments 

      Sheridan, Raina M.; Carroll, G. Denise; Jackson, C. Rhett; Rasmussen, Todd C.; Shelton, James L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
      Bioassessments have become useful tools for understanding and rating stream health. The most widely used bioassessments analyze macroinvertebrate communities in order to reach conclusions about water quality. Many state ...
    • 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 ...
    • Water use impacts on Georgia’s water resources and threats from increased water intensive energy production 

      Barczak, Sara; Young, Shawn P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
      Georgia faces serious challenges in managing water resources and irreversible impacts to aquatic ecology. Georgia’s fisheries and aquatic resources are in peril due to habitat degradation caused by water use for energy ...
    • Using a watershed approach to manage resources within jurisdiction of the us army corps of engineers, savannah district regulatory program 

      Bernstein, Carol L.; King, Jeffrey K. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 2009-04)
      The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognizes the importance of implementing a watershed approach within the regulatory program, and efforts are underway nationwide to implement watershed management strategies ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...