State water policy alternatives for water allocation and reallocation
Bomar, Robert S.
Howett, Ciannat M.
Hatcher, Kathryn J.
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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 the water and how much and for how long? What should be the basis for making this decision for permit applicants? How can the Georgia EPD implement the policy? The panelists present their proposals for what the policy should be, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the alternative policies. The panel is intended to provide ideas and information useful as background for the public, EPD and the Georgia Water Council in preparing the state policy component of the Comprehensive State-wide Water Management Plan.