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    • 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 ...
    • Considerations for developing a model for measuring aquatic ecosystem improvement from restoration of urban development 

      Lewallen, E. Aylin; Leonard, Paul M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Many watershed improvement projects focus on reducing erosion potential and reducing storm flow peak discharges. The costs of these projects are easily determined, but quantification of benefits has been slower to develop. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Restoration of the Wormsloe Plantation salt marsh in Savannah, Georgia 

      Rice, Dan; Knudson, Susan; Westberry, Lisa (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The Diamond Causeway was constructed across the Isle of Hope in 1972 to provide road access from Savannah, Georgia to Skidaway Island. The area on the Isle of Hope intersected by the road was originally salt marsh dominated ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • State water policy alternatives for water conservation/efficiency and reuse 

      Miller Keyes, Alice; Daniel, Cindy; Udvardy, Shana; Skeens, Brian; Bennett, David; 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 achieving water conservation and efficient water use, including reuse, and how should this policy be implemented? What requirements, if any, should be ...
    • Hydrologic and water quality implications of management of tall fescue pastures in a Southern Piedmont environment 

      Endale, Dinku M.; Franzluebbers, A. J.; Stuedemann, J. A.; Hill, N. S.; Franklin, Dorcas H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Runoff and nutrient losses were monitored over two and half years from different fescue management systems that are used by producers in the Georgia Piedmont. A randomized complete block arrangement of 14 paddocks under ...
    • Using the Georgia P-Index to identify high risk management of poultry litter 

      Gaskin, Julia W.; Harris, Keith; Cabrera, Miguel L.; Risse, L. Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The Georgia P Index was developed as a tool to evaluate the risk of bioavailable P loss in fields under various management practices. We compared the results of the P Index with four years of data from 1.5 m by 4.6 m ...
    • Conservation tillage in Georgia: economics and water resources 

      Reeves, D. W.; Norfleet, M.L.; Abrahamson, D.A.; Schomberg, H. H.; Causarano, H.; Hawkins, G. L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      Conservation tillage systems have proven effective in reducing soil erosion, but additional benefits to agricultural production, water quality and quantity, and on- and off-site impacts of water loss are often ignored. In ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Water quality in Georgia’s private drinking water wells 

      Sonon, Leticia; Vendrell, Paul; Hitchcock, Rick (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The University of Georgia’s Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories (AESL) conduct a water-testing program for private drinking water wells. In a review of over 27,000 tests done during the ten years from 1993 ...
    • Transient changes in fracture aperture during hydraulic well tests in fractured gneiss 

      Schweisinger, Todd; Svenson, E.; Murdoch, L.C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, 2005-04)
      The influence of deformable fractures on aquifer tests is studied by the development of a technique to measure and analyze in-situ changes in fracture aperture. A high-resolution borehole extensometer is used to measure ...
    • 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. ...