The Monitoring and Modeling Approach to Support Ground-Water Management in Georgia
Clarke, John S.
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Modeling and monitoring are essential tools that provide critical information needed by resource managers to help formulate policy and to make sound management decisions. Monitoring can be used to determine potential problems and assess the effectiveness of management practices; and Modeling can be used to provide a basis for simulation of water-management options and possible future conditions. This paper provides an overview of ground-water resource issues and monitoring and modeling activities being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey to assess ground-water resource issues in Georgia. Results derived from these activities are being used by State and local agencies to support water-policy development and water-management decisions.