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    • The swamp eel, Monopterus sp. Cf. M. Albus, in the Chattahoochee River system, Fulton County, Georgia 

      Straight, Carrie A.; Reinert, Thomas R.; Freeman, Byron J.; Shelton, Jay (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      In the mid 1990’s, researchers discovered a member of the swamp eel, family Synbranchidae, inhabiting the ponds at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC). The swamp eel (Monopterus albus) is the species most similar to eels ...
    • Prioritizing river restoration sites in the Etowah River, Georgia 

      Duncan, William W.; Goodloe, Robin B.; Leao, Mark C.; Prowell, Eric (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Etowah River shoals were surveyed to identify sediment sources, prioritize restoration sites, and investigate the relationships among stream geomorphology, in-stream habitat, and aquatic fauna. An essential and unique part ...
    • Integrated water resources management in North Georgia implications of wastewater management policy 

      Sample, David J.; Bocarro, Robert A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Water management in the southeast, and particularly in Georgia, has become increasingly more complex due to rapid population growth, dwindling water supplies, water quality and instream flow concerns, and allocation ...
    • State water policy alternatives for instream and downstream flow protection 

      Biagi, John; Ziewitz, Jerry; Richter, Brian; Scanlon, Bob; Turner, Billy; Hatcher, Kathryn J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The question addressed is: What should be the state policy for protecting the instream and downstream uses, and how should this policy be implemented? That is, how should the state decide (a) whether to issue a permit ...
    • Current status of endemic mussels in the lower Ocmulgee and Altamaha rivers 

      Wisniewski, Jason M.; Krakow, Greg; Albanese, Brett (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The Altamaha River Basin is well known among malacologists for its high percentage (ca. 40%) of endemic mussels. While little historical data exists to quantify changes in mussel abundance, many biologists believe that ...
    • 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 ...
    • Development of an S.S.O. Mitigation Plan: what we can learn from the field 

      Sample, David J.; Bocarro, Robert A.; Tanner, Margaret; Latalladi, Monique (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Wastewater collection and conveyance systems have long been a neglected component of many municipal wastewater systems, due to a lack of funding and management focus. Increased population growth has resulted in increased ...
    • State water policy alternatives for water allocation and reallocation 

      Bomar, Robert S.; Cowan, Joel; Howett, Ciannat M.; Farrell, Kevin; Newman, David; Wald, Michael; Hatcher, Kathryn J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The question addressed is: How should the total allowed consumptive and non-consumptive withdrawal amounts from a stream or aquifer be allocated among the competing present users and future users of the water? Who gets ...
    • 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 ...
    • Land use effects on suspended sediment yield in six small Georgia watersheds 

      Bradshaw, J. Kenneth; Radcliffe, David E.; Lichtenstein, Karin; Bakker, Mark; Jackson, Rhett; Markewitz, Daniel; Risse, L. Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      In Georgia, over 600 stream segments are scheduled for TMDL development due designated use. Seventy-seven stream segments are listed for excessive sediment. The state does not have quantitative standards for the regulation ...
    • Potential trout population response to reduced riparian buffer widths in North Georgia 

      Jones, Krista L.; Poole, Geoffrey C.; Meyer, Judy L.; Bumback, William R.; Kramer, Elizabeth A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The Georgia State Legislature reduced the width of mandatory-forested riparian buffers along the State’s trout streams from 100 ft to 50 ft in 2000. This research evaluated the potential response of trout populations to ...
    • Phosphorus, sediment, and e. Coli loads in unfenced streams of the Georgia Piedmont, USA 

      Byers, Harris L.; Cabrera, Miguel L.; Matthews, Monte K.; Franklin, Dorcas H.; Andrae, John G.; Radcliffe, David E.; McCann, Mark A.; Kuykendall, Holli A.; Hoveland, Carl S.; Calvert, Vaughn H., II (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Contamination of unfenced streams with phosphorus, sediments, and pathogenic bacteria from cattle activity may be affected by the availability of shade and alternative water sources. The objectives of this study were ...
    • 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 ...
    • New guide for green industries on water conservation best management practices 

      Seymour, Rose Mary; Waltz, Freddie Clinton, Jr.; Landry, Gil; Wade, Gary L.; Westerfield, Bob; Berle, David (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      To meet Georgia’s growing demands for water resources, the focus must be on how to use water more efficiently without sacrificing public health and environmental quality. This paper presents an introduction to and an ...
    • 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 ...
    • State water policy alternatives for T.M.D.L. allocation and reallocation 

      Williams, Vincent P.; Jones, Curry; Udvardy, Shana; White, Bill; Harper, Matt; Connell, Candace; Hatcher, Kathryn J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The question addressed is: How should the TMDL (a resource representing the total allowable pollutant load into a stream) be allocated among the individual pollutant sources, considering both point and nonpoint sources, ...
    • The potential of a decision support system to simulate irrigation scheduling in southwest Georgia 

      Garcia y Garcia, Axel; Guerra, Larry C.; Hoogenboom, Gerrit; Hook, James E.; Harrison, Kerry A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      A decision support system was used to simulate irrigation scheduling for maize, cotton, and peanut for the 2001 to 2004 cropping seasons in southwest Georgia. The results were compared with observed data from the Agricultural ...
    • 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 ...
    • Hydrologic and sediment transport response to forestry; southwest Georgia headwater streams 

      Summer, W. B.; Jackson, C. Rhett; Jones, D.; Golladay, Stephen W.; Miwa, M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Properly established streamside management zones (SMZs) reduce potential impacts of timber harvesting on stream sediment fluxes. However, effects of partial harvesting within SMZs on water quality are not well documented. ...
    • The framework of GIS-based decision Support Systems (DSS) for water resources management at the Flint River Basin 

      Zhang, Yi; Hawkins, David; Zeng, Wei; Wen, Menghong (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      In this paper, a surface water flow model with groundwater interaction for the Flint River Basin (FRB) is presented. The model consists of two layers of modeling systems which are HSPF hydrological model in first layer for ...