Ground-Water Conditions and Studies in Georgia, 2002—03

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5065

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Selected ground-water publications, conferences, and outreach, 2002 – 03


During 2002 – 03, numerous reports, conference proceedings papers, and abstracts were published that discussed results of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ground-water investigations in Georgia. Oral and poster presentations were given at various technical conferences and outreach events throughout the State. These publications and presentations discussed results of investigations conducted in cooperation with State, Federal, and local agencies including the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; U.S. Department of Defense, City of Brunswick, Glynn County; Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission; City of Lawrenceville; and Rockdale County. Most of these publications are online, as well as in hard copy; online versions can be viewed and downloaded at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/ga004.html

Georgia Water-Resources Conference for 2003

An important conference that is cosponsored by the USGS and at which results of several USGS investigations are highlighted is the biennial Georgia Water-Resources Conference. The 8th biennial conference was held at The University of Georgia in Athens, during April 2003. Forty USGS papers, 19 of which addressed ground-water investigations, were published in the conference proceedings.

Other Conferences and Outreach Events

Other conferences and outreach events in which USGS ground-water scientists participated during 2002– 03 include:

Selected USGS Reports and Conference Proceedings Articles Published during 2002 – 03

USGS Reports

Albertson, P.A., and Torak, L.J., 2002, Simulated effects of ground-water pumpage on stream-aquifer flow in the vicinity of federally protected species of freshwater Mussels in the lower Apalachicola – Chattahoochee – Flint River Basin (Subarea 4), southeastern Alabama, northwestern Florida, and southwestern Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4016, 48 p. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wrir/wrir024016/

Fanning, J.L., 2003, Water use in Georgia by county for 2000 and water-use trends for 1980 – 2000: Georgia Geologic Survey Information Circular 106, 176 p. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/other/ggs-ic106/

Frick, E.A., Gregory, M.B., Calhoun, D.L., and Hopkins, E.H., 2002, Water Quality and Aquatic Communities of Upland Wetlands, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia, April 1999 to July 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4082, 72 p. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wrir/wrir02-4082/

Jones, L.E., 2002, Hydrogeology and water quality (1978) of the Floridan aquifer system at U.S. Geological Survey test well 26, on Colonels Island, near Brunswick, Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4020, 44 p. Abstract of report is online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/publications/abstracts/wrir02-4020.html

Leeth, D.C., Clarke, J.S., Craigg, S.D., and Wipperfurth, C.J., 2003, Ground-water conditions in Georgia, 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4032, 96 p. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wrir/wrir034032/

Mosner, M.S., 2002, Stream-aquifer relations and the potentiometric surface of the Upper Floridan aquifer in the lower Apalachicola– Chattahoochee – Flint River Basin in parts of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, 1999–2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4244, 45 p. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wrir/wrir02-4244/

Priest, Sherlyn, and McSwain, K.B., 2002, Hydrogeology and water quality of the Upper Three Runs aquifer in the vicinity of the Gibson Road Landfill, Fort Gordon, Georgia, June – November 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4153, 22 p. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wrir/wrir02-4153/

Warner, Debbie, Easoz, J.A., and Priest, Sherlyn, 2002, Ground-water-quality data for Albany and surrounding areas, southwest Georgia, 1951– 99: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-124, CD–ROM. Online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/publications/ofr02-124/

2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference Proceedings Papers

[Published in Hatcher, K.J., (editor), 2003, Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 23 – 24, 2003, University of Georgia, CD–ROM. All USGS papers also are online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/pubs/other/gwrc2003 ]

Abu Rumman, Malek, and Payne, D.F., Model framework and preliminary results of the regional MODFLOW round-water flow model of coastal Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.

Addison, A.D., Characterization of a crystalline-bedrock aquifer using borehole geophysics, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.

Albertson, P. N., Naturally occurring radionuclides in Georgia water supplies: implications for community water systems.

Cherry, G.S., Precipitation, ground-water use, and ground-water levels in the vicinity of the Savannah River Site, Georgia and South Carolina, 1992–2002.

Clarke, John S., The surficial and Brunswick aquifer systems—alternative ground-water resources for coastal Georgia.

Crilley, D.M., and Torak, L.J., Physical and hydrochemical evidence for lake leakage in Lake Seminole, Georgia.

Gonthier, G.J., and Mayer, G.C., Slug-test results from a well completed in fractured crystalline rock, U.S. Air Force Plant 6, Marietta, Georgia.

Jones, L.E., and Torak, L.J., Simulated effects of impoundment of Lake Seminole on surface- and ground-water flow in southwestern Georgia and adjacent parts of Alabama and Florida.

Khallouf, D.D., and Williams, L.J., Structural and lithologic controls on ground-water availability in a granite and biotite gneiss in the Conyers, Georgia, area.

Leeth, D.C., and Clarke, J.S., Ground-water levels in Georgia, 2001.

Mosner, M.S., and Aulenbach, B.T., Comparison of methods used to estimate lake evaporation for a water budget of Lake Seminole, southwestern Georgia and northwestern Florida.

Payne, D.F., Provost, A.M., and Voss, C.I., Parallel development of MODFLOW and SUTRA Models in coastal Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida: An approach to study regional ground-water flow and local saltwater intrusion.

Peck, M.F., and Payne, D.F., Development of an estimated water-table map for coastal Georgia and adjacent parts of Florida and South Carolina.

Priest, Sherlyn, and Clarke, J.S., Stream-aquifer relations in the coastal area of Georgia and adjacent parts of Florida and South Carolina.

Taylor, D.A., Painter, J.A., and Payne, D.F., Development of a water-use database for use in coastal region ground-water models, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida, 1980 – 2000.

Torak, L.J., Assessment of karst features underlying Lake Seminole, southwestern Georgia and northwestern Florida, using orthorectified photographs of preimpoundment conditions and hydrographic maps.

Walls, C.B., and Hamrick, M.D., Delineating karst features underlying Lake Seminole, southwestern Georgia, using historical aerial photographs.

Warner, Debbie, and Norton,Virgil, An overview of water-resource issues in the middle and lower Flint River sub-basins, southwest Georgia.

Williams, L.J., Influence of foliation fracture systems on water availability in the Lawrenceville, Georgia, area.

Marella, R.L., Ground-water withdrawals from the Floridan aquifer system in the Southeastern United States during 2000.

Pittman, J.R., and Berndt, M.P., Occurrence of herbicide degradation compounds in streams and ground water in agricultural areas of southern Georgia, 2002.

American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) Annual Conference Field-Trip Guidebook

[Published in Williams, L.J. (compiler), 2003, Methods used to assess the occurrence and availability of ground water in fractured-crystalline bedrock: An excursion into areas of Lithonia Gneiss in eastern Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia: Georgia Geologic Survey Guidebook 23, 58 p. This publication is not online.]

Williams, L.J., Overview of geology, ground-water availability, and ground-water exploration and development in the greater Atlanta region, p. 4 –15.

Khallouf, D.D., and Prowell, D.C., Description of water-bearing fractures in the Vulcan Minerals Quarry, eastern DeKalb County, Georgia, p. 16 –24.

Williams, L.J., General geology and ground-water resources of Rockdale County, Georgia, p. 25 – 33.

Crawford, T.J., and Kath, R.L., Ground-water exploration and development in igneous and metamorphic rocks of the southern Piedmont/Blue Ridge, p. 34 –39.

Johnson, C.D., and Williams, J.H., Hydraulic logging methods—A summary and field demonstration in Conyers, Rockdale County, Georgia, p. 40 – 47.

Albertson, P.N., Methods being used to assess the sustain- ability of ground-water resources in a fractured crystalline-rock aquifer, Lawrenceville, Georgia, p. 48 – 52.

Peters, N.E., Freer, James, Aulenbach, B.T., and Jones, L.E., Streamflow generation and ground-water recharge of the surficial aquifer at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed, p. 53 –58.

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