Water resources management and planning tools for Georgia river basins
This paper presents water resources management and planning tools proposed for Georgia watersheds. The proposed water resources management and planning tools consist of a hydrologic model, a water management model, and a cumulative hydrologic impact assessment or scenario analysis tool. The Hydrological Simulation Program - FORTRAN (HSPF) is selected to model streamflow data for Georgia watersheds (Bicknell et al., 2001). The same HSPF model is also selected as the water management model. The water management model is an accounting model that is used to balance water demand and water availability. Unlike the hydrologic and the water management models, the cumulative hydrologic impact analysis tool is not a model but rather an analysis technique that can be accomplished by interactively using the hydrologic and the water management models to analyze the impacts of alternative management scenarios.