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    • Ecological surveys of four river corridors in Georgia 

      Emanuel, Ben N.; Hardy, R. Dean; Milligan, Richard A. Jr.; Nuse, Bryan L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Georgia’s rivers are essential elements of its landscape that have undergone historical alteration and continue to experience rapid anthropogenic change. In an effort to compile a statewide assessment of the status and ...
    • Economic feasibility of recycling chiller water in poultry processing plants by ultrafiltration 

      Saravia, Horacio; Houston, Jack E.; Toledo, Romeo; Nelson, Heather M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The poultry industry is the single largest agribusiness industry in Georgia and one of the most important in the United States. It is also facing multiple water usage problems stemming from rising water and sewer charges ...
    • Educational circulars and private well owner resources: providing drinking water information to the public 

      Atiles, Jorge H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      A series of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service circulars was designed to help well owners deal with problems identified by water test reports. These circulars are brief, written in a non-technical fashion, ...
    • Effects of hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne on Georgia irrigators 

      Beckhusen, Julia; Goodenbery, Joseph B.; Hoogenboom, Gerrit; Mullen, Jeffrey D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      In September 2004, a series of hurricanes hit the coast of Florida. Although the hurricanes were down-graded by the time they reached Georgia, they caused significant damage to agricultural fields in the state. A survey ...
    • Effects of surface water withdrawals and reservoirs on stream fishes in the Georgia Piedmont 

      Freeman, Mary C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Altering stream flows as a consequence of withdrawing water or building impoundments for water supply has the potential to degrade aquatic habitats relative to their ability to support native biota. Research on fish ...
    • Effects of tropical depressions Ivan and Jeanne on water quality of the Upper Oconee River basin: results from a watershed group monitoring program 

      Eggert, Sue; Wenner, David; Conners, Deanna; Little, Elizabeth; Ruhlman, Melanie B.; Wayo, Lina (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      We measured storm water quality at 10 long-term monitoring sites in the Middle and North Oconee River basins near peak flow during Tropical Depressions (TD) Ivan and Jeanne and compared our results to the Upper Oconee ...
    • Efficacy of four different sampling methods of wetland macroinvertebrates 

      Henke, J. A.; Batzer, Darold P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Various samplers originally designed for sampling macroinvertebrates in aquatic ecosystems have been modified for use in wetlands with moderate success. Smaller, quantitative samplers often do not capture rare and mobile ...
    • Employing certification to safeguard water supplies 

      Centner, Terence J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Contamination by animal manure has become a major issue in Georgia and our entire country. Due to concentrations of animals, excessive amounts of manure are being disposed of on land. Nitrogen and phosphorus from animal ...
    • Environmental issues in the 2005 Georgia legislature 

      Bethea, Sally S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The 2005 session of the Georgia General Assembly was historic in a number of ways, including a “New Georgia” Republican leadership of both chambers and in the office of the Governor. For the first time since 1877, the Party ...
    • Essential decisions for an instream flow policy 

      Keeler, Andrew G.; Rasmussen, Todd C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Georgia has the opportunity to de- velop a comprehensive water management policy that meets the current and future water needs of the state and its neighbors. Incumbent upon this process is the obligation to protect ...
    • Establishment of a groundwater and surface-water monitoring network to assess the potential effects of groundwater development in an igneous and metamorphic rock aquifer, and preliminary data, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 2003-2004 

      Albertson, Phillip N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      During 2002, a cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey and the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was initiated to monitor groundwater levels and streamflow in areas of potential groundwater-resource development. ...
    • Estimating the value of irrigation water in Georgia 

      Spurgeon, Kyle C.; Mullen, Jeffrey D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      In 1999, the state of Georgia imposed a moratorium on the issuance of new irrigation permits in the Flint River Basin, creating scarcity with respect to both access to irrigation water and the amount of water available. A ...
    • Estimating time to achieve groundwater protection standards using exponential decline plots 

      Raymer, John H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Groundwater concentrations tend to decline exponentially over time and distance due to natural attenuation or remedial actions. Exponential decline plots make use of existing data to empirically predict the time or distance ...
    • The Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan outreach program: a social networks based approach to public participation and stakeholder involvement 

      Gervich, Curt (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      This paper and presentation describe the unique outreach and public participation program supplementing the development of the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)—a planning effort involving the local governments ...
    • Evaluating alternatives for coastal development 

      McIntosh, Patricia; Huntington, Jill; Cofer-Shabica, Nancy; Rutherford, Amanda (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Providing for residential growth, fostering economic development, and protecting natural resources of coastal lands requires a balance between the built and non-built environment. A variety of factors come into play, ...
    • Evaluating management needs of Lake Blackshear, Georgia 

      Lebo, M. E.; Cofer, Harland E., Jr.; Tietjen, William L.; Williams, P. Y.; Partridge, D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Lake Blackshear has been characterized for three decades as eutrophic due to high nutrients and low light penetration (i.e. Secchi depth). However, algal biomass and diversity metrics in the reservoir indicate a lower ...
    • Evaluation of phosphate, and escherichia coli concentrations during a spring storm in the North Oconee River, Athens, Georgia 

      Purvis, Elizabeth; Wenner, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Samples were taken at two sites on the North Oconee River in Athens, Georgia, during a storm event of almost 3 inches, to evaluate changes in soluble reactive phosphorous (SRP) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) concentrations. ...
    • Evaluation of total phosphorus in the Altamaha-Ocmulgee-Oconee river basin 

      Romeis, Josh; Jackson, Rhett (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Total phosphorus (TP) data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) between 1992 and 2003 for 23 mainstem river and headwater tributary stations in the Altamaha-Ocmulgee-Oconee (AOO) river basin were evaluated. The ...
    • An evaluation of water quality trading for Georgia watersheds 

      Rowles, Kristin (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Water quality trading is a policy tool that can improve the cost-effectiveness of achieving environmental goals and provide options for environmental compliance. It is not currently used in the state of Georgia, but it has ...
    • The evolution of Georgia’s instream flow policy 

      Caldwell, Nap (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Georgia’s instream flow protection policy has evolved over the past 30 years. The evolution of that policy has been influenced by incremental growth in our scientific understanding of the complex functions of our aquatic ...