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    • Power and Water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint: Understanding the Water Implications of Potential Electricity Pathways 

      Rogers, John; Yates, David; Flores-Lopez, Francisco; Sattler, Sandra; Spanger-Siegfried, Erika; Clemmer, Steve; Madden, Nadia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Electricity generation and water are strongly connected, with important implications. Water for cooling power plants accounts for over 40 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the United States, and for up to two-thirds in ...
    • Harmful Algal Blooms and Toxin Production in Georgia Ponds 

      Haynie, Rebecca; Morgan, Jamie; Bartelme, Brad; Willis, Ben; Rodgers, John H., Jr.; Jones, Lee; Wilde, Susan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Cyanobacterial toxins have been implicated in fish, wildlife, livestock and human mortality events. Cyanobacteria blooms, which often produce toxins, are exacerbated by hot, dry weather. The majority of Georgia, with the ...
    • Retrospective Analysis to Quantify Migration of American Shad in an Impoundment on the Lower Susquehanna River 

      Mathur, Dilip; Royer, Douglas R.; Long, Kimberly; Matty, Robert M.; Sullivan, Thomas J.; Prakash, Shwet; Buchak, Edward M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      We integrated several existing data sources (migration timing/behavioral, hydrological, variable power station operations, and a 3-D time-varying hydrothermal model) to quantify the migration of American shad, Alosa ...
    • Development of a Molecular Monitoring Tool for Imperiled Herpetofauna of the Southeastern U.S. 

      McKee, Anna Miriam; Calhoun, Daniel; Barichivish, William; Spear, Stephens; Coldberg, Caren; Glenn, Travis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Molecular techniques have recently been demonstrated to be effective and efficient methods for detecting presence of species across a range of aquatic systems. The general method includes the isolation of environmental ...
    • Public Perceptions of Water Availability and Receptivity to Water Conservation in Georgia 

      Sochacka, Nicola Wendy; Calabria, Jon; Borisova, Tatiana; Boellstorff, Diane; Evans, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      This study investigated public perceptions of water availability in Georgia to identify factors that influence receptivity to water conservation technologies and practices. A receptivity model comprising four components – ...
    • Evaluating vulnerable locations in the city of Atlanta, GA drinking water distribution system for microbial intrusion and regrowth using an automated monitoring and sampling device 

      Vereen, Ethell; Levy, Karen; Panwhar, Samina; Kirby, Amy; Streby, Ashleigh; Moe, Christine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      The integrity of the drinking water distribution system (DS) is considered the final, and one of the most important barriers for providing safe drinking water. The City of Atlanta (COA) drinking water DS is typical ...
    • Physical and Biogeochemical Patterns in a Saltmarsh/River System (Duplin River, GA) 

      Schutte, Charles; Meile, Christof; Di Iorio, Daniela; McKay, Paul; Hunter, Kimberley; Blanton, Jack; Joye, S. B. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Salt marshes are among the most productive habitats on Earth, and constitute a critical interface between the land and the sea. These intertidal ecosystems are home to a unique assemblage of fauna and flora, and play in ...
    • Predicting the Impact of Climate Change on Salinity Intrusions in Coastal South Carolina and Georgia 

      Cook, John B.; Roehl, Edwin A.; Daamen, Ruby C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      This paper summarizes findings from Water Research Foundation Project 4285, which was sponsored the Foundation and Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (Roehl et al. 2012). The project’s thesis is as follows. Coastal ...
    • Risk-Based Contingency Plan Using Water Supply Reliability Modeling During Drought 

      Schoeck, Richard; Hardy, Scott Andrew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Climate change is predicting dryer conditions for the Southeastern United States. This will result in greater dependence on storage of raw water in lakes and reservoirs and produce greater variability in water levels as ...
    • Agricultural Damage Analysis for 100-Yr Flood Using HAZUS-MH 

      Panda, Sudhanshu S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Due to Global Warming & Climate Change, in recent times, increased precipitation intensity and subsequent flooding is being experienced in most parts of United States. 100-yr flood events are common in recent years in ...
    • Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: The Case of Large Floods 

      Ghimire, Ramesh; Ferreira, Susana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      We investigate the impact of large floods on civil conflict in a sample of 125 countries between 1985 and 2009, employing GDP growth as a potential transmission channel. We instrument for floods and control for potential ...
    • High Density Lagrangian Sampling for Pathogen Source Identification 

      Rosenquist, Shawn E.; Moak, Jason; Flite, Oscar P. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      In compliance to the Clean Water Act, each US state compiles a list of water bodies not meeting regulatory criteria. The most common impairment in US water bodies is elevated pathogens measured by fecal indicator bacteria ...
    • Declaring Drought for Effective Water Management 

      McKay, S. Kyle; Rasmussen, Todd C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Water managers are tasked with resolving conflicts between freshwater resource uses, which range from municipal water supply, to recreation, and to sustaining aquatic ecosystem integrity. Further complicating management, ...
    • Using Autoregressive Modeling for Flow Forecasting in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF) 

      Regan, Jeffrey (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin supports a multipurpose river system, which straddles Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The Army Corps of Engineer’s management of the federal reservoir system has been ...
    • Hydro-Climatic Trends in the Southeastern US 

      Regan, Jeffrey; Georgakakos, Aristidis Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Indications of a climatic change on a global scale are increasingly calling into question what we know about and what to expect from our own local climates. A changing climate means the traditional method of using historical ...
    • Fish Passage in Georgia: Planning for the Future 

      McKay, S. Kyle; Batt, Lynnette; Bringolf, Robert B.; Davie, Steven R.; Elkins, Duncan; Hoenke, Kathleen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      In 14 major watersheds and thousands of miles of rivers, Georgia’s waterways provide some of the highest levels of aquatic biodiversity in the United States. Hydrologic disconnection by dams, roads, water diversions, and ...
    • Integration of Stream Flow Duration with Hydraulic Geometry in the Southern Piedmont 

      Pruitt, Bruce A.; McKay, S. Kyle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Stream hydrology is often described based on five fundamental properties of a river’s flow regime: magnitude, frequency, duration, timing, and rate of change. Flow duration curves provide a powerful tool for integrating ...
    • Extreme Drought: Summary of Hydrologic Conditions in Georgia, 2011 

      Knaak, Andrew E.; Frantz, Eric (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with State, local, and other Federal agencies maintains a long-term hydrologic monitoring network of more than 320 real-time streamgages, including 10 real-time ...
    • Comparison of Digital Filter Hydrograph Separation with Geochemical Separation 

      Mason-Deese, William; Dowd, John F.; Cary, Richard H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Aquatic Stormflow is defined as flow resulting directly from a storm event, while baseflow is thought to be groundwater flow that continuously occurs, most predominantly during non-storm periods. While conceptually these ...
    • An Evaluation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Georgia 

      Atreya, Ajita (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Both capital and people have been moving into flood plains and other high-risk areas and there are serious issues about whether they are aware of the risk, and whether they are adequately covered and remain so over time. ...