Georgia Water Science Center
Debbie Warner, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, and Virgil Norton, Director, Flint River Water Planning and Policy Center, Albany State University
U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication 4, 1 sheet (published 2004)
Abundant water resources of the Flint River Basin have played a major role in the history and development of southwestern Georgia. The Flint River—along with its tributaries, wetlands, and swamps—and the productive aquifers of the river basin are essential components of the area’s diverse ecosystems. These resources also are necessary for sustained agricultural, industrial, and municipal activities. Increasing, and in some cases conflicting, demand for water makes careful monitoring and wise planning and management of southwestern Georgia’s water resources critical to the ecological and economic future of the area. This poster presents the major issues associated with increasing competition for water resources in the southern Flint River Basin.
Map of the Southern Flint River Basin
Hydrogeology of the Southern Flint River Basin
Wildlife and Endangered Species
Drought Protection Act
What is Being Done to Protect Water Resources?
Scientific Studies and Monitoring
Agricultural Water Conservation
Timeline of Scientific Studies, Water Management, and Major Events Affecting Water Resources
1900 - 1935
1940 - 1960
1968 - 1980
1980 - 1990
1990 - 2000
2000 - 2004
text-only version, all years
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