Mitigation of Urban Runoff Impacts on Atlanta Streams
Ferguson, Bruce K.
Sotir, Robbin B.
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An interdisciplinary scientific panel was convened to assess the condition of Atlanta's streams and to identify those watershed management actions with the greatest potential to improve water quality and riparian and stream habitat in the Atlanta region. Broad recommendations included a description of elements to incorporate into a watershed management program for Atlanta, and specific suggestions for demonstration projects in four small, headwater watersheds. The four chosen demonstration sub-watersheds collectively reflect the gradient of impervious cover and stream quality present in Atlanta, and individually represent conditions comm.only observed throughout the area. Therefore, the general recommendations for these demonstration areas should be broadly applicable to the rest of the region.