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Open-File Report 2013–1278

Hydrologic Monitoring and Selected Hydrologic and Environmental Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Georgia, 2011–2013

By John S. Clarke and Melinda J. Dalton, compilers

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This compendium of papers describes results of hydrologic monitoring and hydrologic and environmental studies completed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Georgia during 2011–2013. The USGS addresses a wide variety of water issues in the State of Georgia working with local, State, and Federal partners. As the primary Federal science agency for water resource information, the USGS monitors the quantity and quality of water in the Nation’s rivers and aquifers, assesses the sources and fate of contaminants in aquatic systems, collects and analyzes data on aquatic ecosystems, develops tools to improve the application of hydrologic information, and ensures that its information and tools are available to all potential users.

During 2011–2013, the USGS continued a long-term program of monitoring stream and groundwater resources, including flow, water quality, and water use. In addition, a variety of hydrologic and environmental studies were completed to assess water availability, hydrologic hazards, and the impact of development on water resources. Information on USGS activities in Georgia is available online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/.

First posted November 26, 2013

For additional information, contact:
Director, Georgia Water Science Center
1770 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Norcross, Georgia 30093
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Clarke, J.S., and Dalton, M.J., compilers, Hydrologic monitoring and selected hydrologic and environmental studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Georgia, 2011–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1278, 73 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131278.

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Contents

Foreword

USGS Long-Term Hydrologic Monitoring in Support of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

Access to Flood-Inundation Information for Georgia Using Interactive Websites

StreamStats —A Web-Based Tool for Estimating Streamflow Characteristics in Georgia

Hydrologic Conditions in Georgia During the Extreme Drought of 2011

Analysis of Trends in Annual Minimum 7-Day Average Flows for the Lower Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint River Basin, Georgia, 1903–2011

Hydrologic Conditions in the Lower Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint and Parts of the Aucilla–Suwannee–Ochlockonee River Basins in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, During Drought Conditions, July 2011

A Comparison of Groundwater Conditions in the Clayton and Claiborne Aquifers, Southwest Georgia, 1994 to 2011

Estimation of Reservoir Storage Capacity Using Terrestrial Lidar and Multibeam Sonar, Randy Poynter Lake, Rockdale County, Georgia

USGS WaterSMART— Providing Information and Tools for Managing Water in the Apalachicola– Chattahoochee– Flint River Basin, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia

The Use of Downscaled Climate Data in Hydrologic and Stream Temperature Models in the Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint River Basin, Southeastern USA

Spatial and Temporal Assessment of Back-Barrier Erosion on Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia, 2011–2013

Using Environmental DNA to Verify the Presence of Imperiled Aquatic Species

Pond Identification, Classification, and Inundation Dynamics at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Florida, USA

Brackish and Saline Aquifers—A Potential Alternative Water Source in the Southeastern United States

Groundwater Modeling to Evaluate Interaquifer Leakage in the Floridan Aquifer System in Coastal Georgia

Characterization of Groundwater Contribution and Water Quality in Multi-Screened Wells Using Flowmeter and Water-Sampling Data, Waynesboro, Georgia, 2011

Geostatistical Estimation of Growing Season Irrigation Rates Using Monthly Metered Data, Middle-to-Lower Chattahoochee–Flint River Basin, Southwestern Georgia

Using Conventional Borehole Geophysical Logs to Map Salinity Variations in Carbonate-Rock Aquifer Systems of the Southeastern United States


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