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    • Benefits of conservation tillage on rainfall and water management 

      Arriaga, Francisco; Balkcom, Kip (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Agriculture represents an important economic sector in Georgia, with a gross farm income of 4.91 and 6.75 billion dollars in 02 and 03, respectively. However, agriculture is facing pressure to improve its efficiency because ...
    • Biodiversity in the Chattahoochee headwaters—rare fishes found in recent study 

      Holcomb, Darcie B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Although many rivers in the southeastern U. S. are widely known for their aquatic biodiversity and unique freshwater habitats, little effort has been focused on documenting the occurrence and distribution of aquatic fauna ...
    • Broiler water demand: forecasting with structural and time series models 

      Houston, Jack E.; Adhikari, Murali; Paudel, Laxmi (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      A profit maximization model and an ARIMA model were developed to forecast water demand for broiler production. Broiler production decisions are made in three successive stages -- primary broiler breeding flock, hatchery ...
    • Building a state of water conservation: GA EPD strengthens water conservation in policy and planning 

      Miller Keyes, Alice (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Without water conservation, Georgia will not be able to meet instream and off stream water demands of the future. Water conservation is the “beneficial reduction in water use, waste and loss” (Vickers 2001) and is proven ...
    • Buried alive: potential consequences of burying headwater streams in drainage pipes 

      Meyer, Judy L.; Poole, Geoffrey C.; Jones, Krista L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      We investigated the potential impact of a Georgia regulation that allows individual landowners to encase 200-ft sections of small (<25 gal/min mean annual flow) headwater trout streams in buried drainage pipes. In the Blue ...
    • Butler Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project 

      Trawick, Dean; Lang, Matthew; Bergerson, Inez; Chin, Maria (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The Butler Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project is the first of many Section 206 projects of its kind identified by Cobb County, Georgia for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Mobile District to study and ...
    • Capturing rainwater to replace irrigation water for landscapes: rain harvesting and rain gardens 

      Seymour, Rose Mary (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Capturing rainwater and using it for landscape watering needs is a reasonable and realistic way to reduce the use of potable water for landscape irrigation. This option has until recently not been given much consideration ...
    • Case studies of phytoremediation of petrochemicals and chlorinated solvents in soil and groundwater 

      Nzengung, Valentine A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The use of plants and the microbes associated with their growth to cleanup contaminated soils and water (phytoremediation) is an innovative technique approved by state and federal regulators for use in full-scale restoration ...
    • A case study: the implementation of a water conservation plan by Georgia golf course superintendents 

      Waltz, Freddie Clinton, Jr.; Carrow, Robert N.; Esoda, Mark; Siple, F. T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      How do water conservation and turfgrass water use become critical issues in a state, like Georgia, which receives 50- to 60-inches of rainfall per year? To begin to answer this question, which is more complex than it ...
    • Causes of increased total dissolved solids and conductivity levels in urban streams in Georgia 

      Mikalsen, Ted (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The goal of this investigation was to identify the major causes and likely sources of the increased electrical conductivity and related total dissolved solids (TDS in mg/L) concentrations typically found in urban streams. ...
    • Characterization of anthropogenic organic compounds in the source water and finished water for the City of Atlanta, October 2002–September 2004 

      Frick, Elizabeth A.; Dalton, Melinda S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      As part of the Source Water-Quality As-sessment (SWQA)—one of several study components within the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water-Quality Assessment Program—the source water and fin-ished water for the City of ...
    • Chattahoochee River restoration: removal of City Mills and Eagle and Phenix Dams 

      Eubanks, Michael J.; Buckalew, James O. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The proposed aquatic ecosystem restoration project consists of breaching the Eagle and Phenix Dam (450 foot breach width) and the City Mills Dam (350 foot breach width) to restore a total of approximately 2.3 miles of the ...
    • City of Atlanta partners with P2AD to help water customers save money 

      Adler, Judy; Taube, Ben; Newcomb, P. J.; Thorpe, Adrienne (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Atlanta joined forces with the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division (P2AD) to assist businesses and institutions in reducing the financial impact of increased water and sewer rates. As a result of P2AD’s water efficiency ...
    • Clayton County Water Authority’s Gateway Stream Restoration Project 

      Sacco, Phillip; Holtzclaw, Emily; Zimmerman, Kim; Thomas, Mike (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) has embarked on an innovative stream restoration program to restore streams in Clayton County, Georgia, located south of Atlanta. The first stream restoration project, the Gateway ...
    • A climatological assessment of flood events in Georgia 

      Dobur, Jeffrey C.; Noel, James (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Almost every year, flooding impacts Georgia. In April of 2000, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported that nearly 75 percent of Georgia’s disaster losses since 1990 had been linked to flooding with an estimated ...
    • A closer look at southeast regional drinking water wells: identifying problems using a down well camera 

      Vendrell, Paul; Pagan, Tina; Thom, William; Risse, L. Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      A majority of Georgia’s rural residents have their drinking water supplied by private water wells. It is critical these wells function properly and are free of pollutants. Over the past year, the University of Georgia ...
    • Coastal region training center for Georgia Adopt A Stream Program at Savannah State University 

      Richardson, Joseph P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The Coastal Region Training Center (RTC) for the Georgia Adopt A Stream (AAS) Program was established at Savannah State University in 1996 to promote and serve AAS activities along the coast and in southeast Georgia. The ...
    • Combining targeted sampling and bacterial source tracking (bst) during calm and stormy conditions 

      McDonald, Jennifer L.; Hartel, Peter G.; Gentit, Lisa C.; Gates, Keith W.; Rodgers, Karen; Fisher, Jared A.; Austin, Katy L.; Payne, Karen A.; Hemmings, Sarah N. J.; Belcher, Carolyn N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      In April 2004, high numbers of fecal enterococci triggered a beach advisory on Sea Island, GA. Targeted sampling, which finds fecal contamination much like the children’s game of “hot” and “cold,” was combined with three ...
    • Common types of water-bearing features in bedrock, Rockdale County, Georgia 

      Williams, Lester J.; Burton, William C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Until recently, little was known about the specific types of water-bearing features or “zones” tapped by deep production wells in the crystalline igneous and metamorphic bedrock of the Piedmont physiographic province of ...
    • Communication of critical hydrometeorological information during the 2004 tropical storm season in Georgia 

      Fuchs, Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The 2004 Tropical Storm season produced widespread minor flooding along most rivers in Georgia. In addition, this period produced 4 river crests considered “significant” by the National Weather Service. “Significant” ...