Proceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference
March 30 and 31, 1999
Athens, Georgia

Sponsored by:
U.S. Geological Survey
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
The University of Georgia
Georgia State University
Georgia Institute of Technology

Recent Submissions

  • Research and Education Garden: Disseminating Pollution Prevention Information for Urban Landscapes 

    Varlamoff, Susan M.; Latimer, Joyce G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    The Georgia Station Research & Education Garden serves as a vehicle to transfer research results to the general public through hands-on programs. Research focuses primarily on improving the economic viability of the ...
  • Advantages of a Multidisciplinary Approach to In Situ and On-site Phytoremediation of Contaminated Surface and Ground Waters 

    Bacchus, Sydney T.; Susarla, Sridhar; McCutcheon, Steve C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Experimentation with plants for remediation of contaminated surface and ground waters is increasing. Potential advantages of in situ phytoremediation over standard, engineered structural approaches include reductions in ...
  • Nitrate Adsorption Model for Georgia Variable Charge Subsoils 

    Qafoku, Nikolla P.; Sumner, Malcolm E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Nitrate adsorption in subsoil affects nitrate leaching, which in tum can affect water quality. A model to describe the adsorption of nitrate in acidic variable charge subsoils in Georgia and other tropical and subtropical ...
  • Hydrogeology of the Lawrenceville Area, Georgia 

    Chapman, Melinda J.; Crawford, Thomas J.; Tharpe, W. Todd (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    The population of the Atlanta Metropolitan area of northern Georgia continues to grow at a rapid pace, and as a result, the demand for water supplies steadily increases. Exploration for ground-water resources, as a supplement ...
  • Differences of Soil Water Use, Lint and Biomass Yield in No-till and Conventionally Tilled Cotton in the Southern Piedmont 

    Endale, Dinku M.; Radcliffe, David E.; Steiner, Jean L.; Cabrera, Miguel L.; McCracken, D. V.; Vencill, B. V.; Lhor, L.; Schomberg, H. H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    The southeast, despite its abundant rainfall, suffers short-term summer droughts with detrimental effect on crop yield. No-till production systems provide added insurance against such conditions by improving infiltration, ...
  • Land Model: A Simulation Tool for Estimating the Nutrient Dynamics from Land-applied Animal Manure 

    Hitchcock, Daniel R.; Cabrera, Miguel L.; Smith, Matt C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    The primary objective of this study is to develop a simulation model for predicting nutrient fluxes from the land application of animal waste, resulting in the Land Application Nutrient Dynamics (LAND) model. The simulation ...
  • The Missing Component in Forest Hydrology Models 

    Bacchus, Sydney T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    "FLATWOODS", a forest hydrology model recently developed for predicting hydrologic impacts of different forest management practices in the southern Coastal Plain (SCP), provides advantages over alternative models. However, ...
  • Modeling the Effect of Slope and Precipitation on Lateral Flow in a Piedmont Soil 

    Crisfield, Elizabeth; Radcliffe, David E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Nutrient contamination of surface water has received more attention in recent years prompting scientists to look for ways to protect water quality. Success in this effort will depend on a complete understanding of both ...
  • Lead Accumulation in Soft Tissues and Shells of Asiatic Clams (Corbicula fluminea) 

    Conners, Deanna E.; Westerfield, Stacy M.; Feyko, Anna; Black, Marsha C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Bivalves bioaccumulate metals and are useful as sentinel organisms for assessing the bioavailability of metal contaminants in aquatic ecosystems. Frequently, tissue metal concentrations are used by environmental monitoring ...
  • Tracing the Mixing and Movement of Groundwater into Florida Bay with Four Naturally Occurring Radium Isotopes 

    Swarzenski, Peter W.; Holmes, Charles W.; Shinn, Eugene A.; Moore, Willard S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Four naturally occurring isotopes of radium (²²³, ²²⁴, ²²⁶, ²²⁸Ra) have a range in half-life that extends from a few days to over 1,600 years. Unique geochemical attributes make these radium isotopes ideal to examine ...
  • Tritium Concentrations in Northeast Georgia Rainwater 

    Jakiel, Richard; Weber-Goeke, Marie; Rosson, Robert; Kahn, Bernd (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Rainwater has been measured for tritium content in Georgia near the Savannah River Site and the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, which are located on the banks of the Savannah River in South Carolina, and Georgia respectively. ...
  • Athens Community Watershed Project 

    Barfield, Margaret L.; Haines, Douglas P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Representatives from several groups within the Athens community have come together to form the Community Watershed Project (CWP). The Athens CWP is designed to address the particular problems of the North Oconee River ...
  • Summary of Selected U.S. Geological Survey Programs in Georgia, with Emphasis on Water Resources Investigations 

    Craigg, Steven D.; Clarke, John S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the Nation's largest natural sciences and civilian mapping agency and provides reliable and impartial scientific information to natural-resource managers, planners, the public, and other ...
  • Water Use in Coastal Georgia by County and Source for 1997 and Trends, 1980-97 

    Fanning, Julia L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Water use during 1997 was estimated for each county in the 24-county area of coastal Georgia by water-use category, using data obtained from various Federal and State agencies. Categories of offstream water use include ...
  • The Environmentors Program: An Outreach Program for High School Students 

    Clark, Erin (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    The Environmentors program is an outreach initiative sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with the University of Georgia W amell School of Forest Resources, Georgia Project Learning Tree, Georgia ...
  • Water Levels in the Upper Floridian Aquifer in the Coastal Area of Georgia, 1990 6¥298 

    Peck, Michel F. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Pumpage from the Upper Floridan aquifer -the principal source of water in the 24-county coastal area of Georgia (fig. 1 }-has steadily increased during the last 100 years, resulting in regional waterlevel declines and ...
  • A Georgia Watershed Atlas Directory 

    Ivey, Olin M.; Usery, E. Lynn; Boone, W. Wayne (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    In an effort to provide citizens in the Georgia region with information about watershed management and water quality, the Georgia Environmental Organization (GEO), the University of Georgia, and Southern Geographic Information ...
  • Estimating Flood Frequency in Gaged and Ungaged Watersheds 

    Pruitt, Bruce A.; Nutter, Wade L.; Ainslie, William B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    Estimation of flood frequency is important in jurisdictional wetlands determination and functional assessment, stream classification and restoration, and in assessing urban and agricultural risk in flood prone areas. For ...
  • Trends in Salinities and Flushing Times of Georgia Estuaries 

    Alber, Merryl; Sheldon, Joan E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    From 1973-1992, the Georgia EPD sponsored a monitoring program in which surface salinities were sampled regularly at fixed stations in many of Georgia's estuaries. We used these data to examine changes in the salinities ...
  • The Effects of Antecedent Rainfall Upon Stream Runoff in the Coastal Plain of Georgia 

    Rose, Seth (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 1999-03)
    A 47-year data base (1948-1994) derived from 15 stream and 8 rain gaging stations was used to analyze the effects of antecedent rainfall upon subsequent runoff within the Coastal Plain of Georgia. One hundred and twenty ...

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