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dc.contributor.authorStribling, James B.
dc.contributor.authorDavie, Steven R.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-05T22:40:03Z
dc.date.available2013-06-05T22:40:03Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47233
dc.description.abstractThe proximity of the Upper Etowah River watershed to such a vast urban and urbanizing area (Atlanta, Georgia) makes proactive watershed management essential because there is critical need to balance water and wastewater demands with efforts to maintain and enhance overall ecological conditions. The monitoring program is intended to be comprehensive, help address multi-jurisdictional watershed management objectives, and focus on ecological condition at multiple spatial scales. Therefore, the purpose of this project is the development of a valid and technically defensible, long-term monitoring design for the Upper Etowah River watershed. The Lake Allatoona/Upper Etowah River Watershed Partnership specified a list of management objectives and questions that the data gathered under the monitoring program should address. The set of objectives required an approach that incorporates sites selected based on expected problems or issues (targeted), as well as sites from which data could be aggregated for assessments at broader spatial scales (probability-based). The resulting network design is a set of sites that will, in part, be sampled annually; intermittently; and as part of a regular, rotating-basin schedule. Constituents to be sampled include selected laboratory and field chemistry, various aspects of flow and physical habitat quality, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish. Over a 6-year period, these data will be gathered from approximately 400 locations throughout the upper basin. Implementation of the program will require training, tracking of data quality characteristics, and performing analyses focused on answering, with known confidence, the stated objectives of the program.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Instream flow and restorationen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectProactive watershed managementen_US
dc.titleDesign of an environmental monitoring program for the Lake Allatoona/Upper Etowah River watersheden_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameTetra Tech, Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
dc.embargo.termsnullen_US


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