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    • An evaluation of observed and unimpaired flow and precipitation during drought events in the ACF basin 

      Leitman, Steve; Dowd, John; Holmbeck-Pelham, Skelly A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin has experienced three major drought events in the past 50 years. A cumulative deficit evaluation of the drought events shows that the greatest cumulative rainfall deficit ...
    • Water quality and fecal coniform monitoring on Big Cedar Creek, a 303d listed stream 

      Fielder, Keith; Vendrell, Paul; Bush, Parshall B.; Smith, Rick; Lowe, David; Sears, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Big Cedar Creek in Putnam County has been listed as a 303d impaired stream due to excessive fecal coliform levels. The Big Cedar Creek Watershed above the highway 129 bridge is primarily a wildlife management area with ...
    • Clayton County Water Authority’s Stream Improvement Program 

      Zimmerman, Kim; Thomas, Mike; Sacco, Phillip; Holtzclaw, Emily (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) initiated a holistic Stream Improvement Program in 2001 to assess, prioritize, and design improvements to degraded streams identified in the Watershed Management Plan (CH2M Hill, 2001a). ...
    • Effects of Altered Flow Regimes on Floodplain Forest Processes in the Savannah River Basin 

      Palta, Monica M.; Richardson, Elizabeth A.; Sharitz, Rebecca R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The link between fluvial geomorphic disturbances and dynamics within riparian vegetation and animal populations in the Southern United States has been well documented. Construction of dams on the Savannah River—resulting ...
    • Considerations for Flow Alternatives that Sustain Savannah River Fish Populations 

      Duncan, William W.; Freeman, Mary C.; Jennings, Cecil A.; McLean, J. Tavis (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Flows in the lower Savannah River have been considerably altered since the construction of Strom Thurmond Dam in 1954. The effects of this flow alteration on fish have received little attention until recent years. We are ...
    • Monitoring Suspended Sediment Plumes to Evaluate the Effects of Agitation Dredging in Savannah Harbor 

      Semmes, Robert M.; Ahern, Christopher P.; Craven, H. James; Callahan, Bridget M.; Goodrich, Matt (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Resource agency concerns over the dredging practices in the Savannah Harbor prompted the USACE Savannah District (CESAS) to commission a comprehensive study to evaluate environmental effects. CESAS is currently citing ...
    • Watershed assessment through ecological research/farmers active in research 

      Franklin, Dorcas H.; Cabrera, Miguel L.; Steiner, Jean L.; Risse, Larry A.; Risse, L. Mark; Hibbs, Henry E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Producers in the Southern Piedmont graze and manage their lands in a variety of ways across watersheds and across individual farms. These land management practices may have an impact on the nitrogen (N) and phosphorus ...
    • Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Streams in the Lower Flint River Basin 

      Li, Guoyuan; Jackson, C. Rhett (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      In recent years, increasing pumpage of groundwater has created conflicts in water management on the Dougherty plain within the Lower Flint River Basin (LFRB), making it essential to develop a better understanding of stream ...
    • Flint River Basin Water Policy and Management: Achieving Sustainability through Regional Flexibility 

      Blood, Elizabeth R.; Holland, Marjorie M.; Hook, James E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Regional approaches to comprehensive freshwater planning and management are emerging in Georgia. The evolution of public policy in the Flint River reflects the factors that are contributing to “regionalism” in problem ...
    • Agricultural Water Use Associated with Animal Production Systems in Georgia 

      Newton, G. Larry; Baker, J. F.; Dove, C. R.; Bernard, J. K.; McCranie, M. D.; Boken, Vijendra K.; Thomas, Daniel L.; Hoogenboom, Gerrit (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Agricultural waters use normally centers on the large cross-section of irrigation withdrawals by cropping systems. However, animal production systems are also a significant component of water use in the state of Georgia. ...
    • Tanyard Branch: demonstrating an interdisciplinary approach to the design phase of an urban stream restoration 

      Herbert, Susan; England, Laura; Buesching, Jessica; Crowley, John; Meyer, Judy (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      An interdisciplinary group of university students, faculty and staff participating in a summer design studio took on the challenge of designing a restoration proposal for Tanyard Branch, a severely degraded stream that ...
    • Physical and Hydrochemical Evidence for Lake Leakage in Lake Seminole, Georgia 

      Crilley, Dianna M.; Torak, Lynn J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Major ions, nutrients, radon-222, and stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen were collected from 30 wells, 7 lake locations, and 5 springs in the Lake Seminole area, southwestern Georgia and northwestern Florida, during ...
    • Effects of the Upper Floridan Aquifer on Water Chemistry and Oxygen Metabolism in the Lower Flint River During Drought 

      Opsahl, Stephen P.; Wheeler, Kit; Lane, Robert A.; Jenkins, Joanna C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The lower Flint River in southwestern Georgia flows through the limestone formation of the Upper Floridan aquifer, and large exchanges of water occur through natural spring conduits between the river and the aquifer. Our ...
    • Recommendations for Metering Agricultural Water Withdrawals in Georgia 

      Thomas, Daniel L.; Harrison, Kerry A.; Norton, Virgil; Norton, Nancy A.; Hook, James E.; Eigenberg, D.A.; Wheeler, L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The purpose of this short document is to provide general recommendations for approaches to measuring agricultural irrigation withdrawals from surface and ground water resources for the state of Georgia. With over 20,000 ...
    • The Effects of Stream Fencing and Water Troughs on Cattle Movement Patterns and Stream Water Quality 

      Matthews, Monte K.; Cabrera, Miguel L.; Franklin, Dorcas H.; Radcliffe, David E.; Andrae, John G.; Calvert, Vaughn H., II (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Information about cattle impact on streams is limited in the southeastern United States. This study is being conducted to determine the effects of stream fencing and use of water troughs on stream water quality in the ...
    • Distribution of endemic and imperiled fauna of the Tallapoosa River system of Georgia 

      Storey, Jesslyn C.; Straight, Carrie A.; Freeman, Byron J.; Peterson, James; Irwin, Elise R.; Freeman, Mary C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      A proposal for a water supply reservoir in the Tallapoosa River system in Northwest Georgia has called attention to the potential effects of a large impoundment on the faunal resources of the system. The Tallapoosa and ...
    • The National NEMO Network-Linking Land Use to Water Quality along Coastal Georgia Watersheds 

      Sutton, Leroy; Gates, Keith; Christian, Paul; Rozum, John; Arnold, Chester; Bonsack, Kara (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      On July 17, 2002, the Coastal Georgia Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Program at the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service (MAREX) received its Network Charter from the National NEMO Network. ...
    • The use of in-house resources by a municipality to conduct a watershed assessment 

      Shelton, Steve; Bourne, Robert L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Municipalities seeking Environmental Protection Division (EPD) approval for Wastewater Plant Expansions must conduct watershed studies of the Plant’s service area. The Cobb County Water System (CCWS) out-sourced its ...
    • Field-Testing Enterococcus Faecalis for Bacterial Source Tracking 

      Rodgers, Karen; Hartel, Peter G.; Kuntz, Robin L.; Godfrey, Dominique G.; Segars, William I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      A waste stabilization pond was suspected of causing fecal contamination to Holt Branch, a tributary of Juniper Creek, near Byron, Georgia. We used ribotyping, a genotypic (DNA-based) bacterial source tracking (BST) method, ...
    • Gaps in watershed assessments in Georgia: observations and suggested changes 

      Smith, Hillary M.; Gattie, David K.; Smith, Matt C.; Collins, J. Victoria; Byne, F. Wes (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The University of Georgia Watershed Group began conducting State of Georgia mandated watershed assessments (part of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permitting process) in 1999. Since then, the group ...