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    • Why should I conserve water when others get to use so much? A water conservation panel discussion 

      Hull, Andy; Mays, Kirk; McDowell, Rob; Sims, Paul; Stephens, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The purpose of this paper is to show that, regarding water conservation in Georgia, all water use sectors are involved. This panel has representatives from the green industry, state government – institutional, state ...
    • Integrated management of irrigation and urban stormwater infiltration 

      Sample, David J.; Heaney, James P. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      New microscale techniques have become available to assist urban designers in better water management. Urban water management has focused on two different areas: stormwater, and water supply. The focus of stormwater ...
    • 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 ...
    • Seeing is believing: hands-on tools for education on non-point source pollution 

      Gaskin, Julia W.; Hawkins, Gary L.; Pagan, Tina W.; Risse, L. Mark (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      It is sometimes difficult for people to understand that they are contributing to non-point source pollution because it is by definition diffuse and it is difficult to visualize. Over the past several years, the ...
    • 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 ...
    • USACE Section 206 Ecosystem Restoration Program and Development of Restoration Alternatives to Support Projects in Cobb County, Georgia 

      Hrabovsky, S.; Harvey, R.; Jernigan, C.; Bergerson, Inez; Coffee, G.; Jones, Dale; Leonard, Paul M.; Dilts, Erik; Bearden, Andrew; Freeman, Byron J.; Dilks, D.; Naperala, T. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      The Mobile District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently pursuing ecosystem restoration opportunities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area in accordance with the USACE Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Program ...
    • 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 ...
    • Modeling and Detection of Structural Change in the Dynamics of DO in a Southeastern Piedmont Impoundment 

      Lin, Z.; Beck, M. Bruce (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      A modified Recursive Prediction Error (RPE) algorithm is used to discover structural change in modeling dynamics of dissolved oxygen (DO) in an aquaculture pond. The small aquaculture pond with a surface area of 1.75 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Fish Consumption Patterns along the Upper Chattahoochee River 

      Loeffler, G.; Meyer, Judy L.; Trammell, H.; Holmbeck-Pelham, Skelly A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Anglers utilize the Chattahoochee River for both recreational fishing and fishing to supplement their family’s diet. Along the mainstem of the Chattahoochee River, individuals are fishing in areas that are under fish ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cost-effective upgrading of a small POTW with constructed wetlands using a cooperative funding and construction approach 

      Mooney, F. Douglas; Rodgers, John H., Jr.; Peterson, Robert J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Ecology, 2003-04)
      Constructed Wetlands can cost-effectively improve the water quality of the effluent of domestic wastewater treatment plants to a point that ensures compliance with discharge limits and facilitates reuse of the effluent. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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). ...
    • 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 ...