A sustainable water resources management plan for a big creek
Schmidt, Michael F.
Wagner, Richard A.
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Fulton County, Georgia is developing comprehensive water resources management plans for its watersheds based on water reclamation facility (WRF) service areas, including Big Creek, Camp Creek, Deep Creek, Johns Creek, Little River, and Sandy Springs. The Water Resources Management Plans (WRMPs) are required by the County’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the Camp Creek WRF expansion and the County’s stormwater NPDES permit. Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. (CDM) prepared the Big Creek WRMP. The management plans are addressing water quality (chemistry), habitat protection, water supply protection, flooding, and erosion to develop a sustainable water resources plan. The plans will include solutions to existing problems and fair and equitable development criteria to avoid problems from occurring in the future. CDM has also contributed to the Volume 1 Executive Summary and Volume 2 Methodology. These volumes contain summaries of the public information and involvement, data collection, infrastructure inventory, watershed characterization, hydraulic modeling, water quality modeling, and WRMP efforts. This paper presents an overview of the program goals, constraints, data evaluations, computer analysis tools, and recommended management plan components for a sustainable stream.