Essential decisions for an instream flow policy
Keeler, Andrew G.
Rasmussen, Todd C.
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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 the environment while at the same time maximizing the productive worth of this nite natural resource. This paper presents a set of minimum requirements for developing an instream ow policy, which is a key component of environmen- tal protection. The policy is integrally tied to the safe yield and its inherent water allocation system. Key attributes of safe yield and water allocation re- lated to instream ow policies are addressed.