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World class scientists working in Southeast Region Science Centers help our partners understand and manage complex issues including competition for limited water resources, coastal hazards, mineral and energy resource extraction, degraded ecosystems, vector-borne diseases, rapidly changing land use, and response to climate change.

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Date published: February 16, 2017

DroughtWatch for Georgia

Find out about drought conditions in Georgia. Our page offers links to maps and data, as well as Georgia and National drought links, drought resources from other agencies, and pertinent publications.

Date published: February 10, 2017

USGS Long-Term Water Monitoring Networks

“USGS long-term streamgages and groundwater wells are like a fine wine…they get better with age!”

The accurate, long-term monitoring networks of SAWSC provide valuable data in real-time and historical perspective to compare that data to. ...

Contacts: Brian McCallum
Date published: February 8, 2017

Epic September 2009 Flooding - Georgia

Many days of continuous heavy rain in mid-September 2009 resulted in flooding in many parts of Georgia, especially in north Georgia and the Atlanta region. The rains produced streamflows of record proportions. rivers and streams had magnitudes so great that the odds of it happening were less than 0.2 percent in any given year. In other words, there was less than a 1 in 500 chance that parts of...

Contacts: Brian McCallum
Date published: February 5, 2017
Status: Active

Real-Time Precipitation at Sites in Georgia, North and South Carolina

We now have a map and data table-based system to allow you to view real-time precipitation at Georgia, North and South Carolina water-monitoring sites. The rainfall maps and tables are updated continuously and display data from the last 1-3,6,12,24 hours and 2 and 7 days.

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Date published: February 2, 2017

Research and Investigations at the South Atlantic Water Science Center

The South Atlantic Water Science Center conducts research and investigations related to topics such as groundwater and surface-water quality related to anthropogenic and agricultural activities, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, tracking the movement of groundwater contamination, groundwater resource assessments and modeling, ecological assessments and response to urbanization, and estimating...

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Date published: December 5, 2016
Status: Active

Quantifying Effects of Flow Variability on Riverine Biota

Stream and river biota around the world are imperiled by alterations to stream flow regimes that result from dams, land-use changes, water diversions and changing climate patterns. To manage and conserve stream-dependent species threatened by flow alterations, natural resource managers need quantitative information relating multiple aspects of ecological response to changes in a stream’s flow...

Date published: December 5, 2016
Status: Completed

WaterSMART: Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/ Flint River (ACF) Basin

The Challenge: The DOI WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) initiative is developing data and tools to help water managers identify current and future water shortages, for humans and for freshwater ecosystems. Fishes, for example, can decline in diversity and abundance when streamflow becomes too low, for too long.  However, ecologists find that effects of declining...

Date published: November 8, 2016
Status: Archived

Papers, Posters, and Exhibits by U.S. Geological Survey Personnel at Georgia Water Resources Conferences

The Georgia Water Resources Institute (GWRI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the science and practice of water resources planning and management in ways that balance quality of life, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. The GWRI hosts Georgia Water Resources Conferences every other year, and USGS...

Date published: November 7, 2016
Status: Active

Groundwater Monitoring Program for the Augusta–Richmond County Area, GA

Water supply in the Augusta–Richmond County, GA area is provided in part by three well fields that withdraw water from the Dublin–Midville aquifer system. 

The U.S. Geological Survey operates a groundwater and water-quality monitoring program to support water-management decisions and provide a basis for future groundwater modeling efforts while adding to regional characterization of...

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Date published: March 10, 2016

Science Data Integration and Delivery

Consistent synthesis, integration, storage, and availability of fundamental data is critical to meeting the needs of USGS Science. We develop databases for hydrography, topography, invasive species, water resources, and many other datasets utilized by resource managers.

Date published: March 9, 2016

Science Data Integration and Delivery

Consistent synthesis, integration, storage, and availability of fundamental data is critical to meeting the needs of USGS Science. We develop databases for hydrography, topography, invasive species, water resources, and many other datasets utilized by resource managers. Our National Geospatial Program uses partnerships and data collection through a network assigned to the Southeast Region...

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Year Published: 2007

A Graphical Method for Estimation of Barometric Efficiency from Continuous Data - Concepts and Application to a Site in the Piedmont, Air Force Plant 6, Marietta, Georgia

A graphical method that uses continuous water-level and barometric-pressure data was developed to estimate barometric efficiency. A plot of nearly continuous water level (on the y-axis), as a function of nearly continuous barometric pressure (on the x-axis), will plot as a line curved into a series of connected elliptical loops. Each loop...

Gonthier, Gerard
A Graphical Method for Estimation of Barometric Efficiency from Continuous Data - Concepts and Application to a Site in the Piedmont, Air Force Plant 6, Marietta, Georgia; 2007; SIR; 2007-5111; Gonthier, Gerard J.

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Year Published: 2006

Flood-tracking chart for the Chattahoochee River Basin in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)—in cooperation with other Federal, State, and local agencies—operates a flood monitoring system in the Chattahoochee River Basin. This system is a network of 35 automated river stage stations that transmit stage data through satellite telemetry to the USGS Georgia Water Science Center in Atlanta. During floods,...

LaFontaine, Jacob H.; McCallum, Brian E.; Stamey, Timothy C.; Wipperfurth, Caryl J.
LaFontaine, J.H., McCallum, B.E., Stamey, T.C., Wipperfurth, C.J., 2006, Flood-tracking chart for the Chattahoochee River Basin in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Product, 2 sheets, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/gip34.

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Year Published: 2006

Georgia Water-Use Program, 2006

The Georgia Water-Use Program was initiated during 1979, as a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GaEPD). This ongoing program focuses on collecting, compiling, and disseminating water-use information for the State (Fanning, 2003). These data are stored in a central...

Nobles, Patricia L.
Georgia Water-Use Program, 2006; 2006; FS; 2006-3082; Edited by Nobles, Patricia L.; Geological Survey (U.S.)

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Year Published: 2006

Annual dissolved nitrite plus nitrate and total phosphorous loads for the Susquehanna, St. Lawrence, Mississippi-Atchafalaya, and Columbia River basins, 1968-2004

Annual stream-water loads were calculated near the outlet of four of the larger river basins (Susquehanna, St. Lawrence, Mississippi-Atchafalaya, and Columbia) in the United States for dissolved nitrite plus nitrate (NO2 + NO3) and total phosphorus using LOADEST load estimation software. Loads were estimated for the period 1968-2004; although...

Aulenbach, Brent T.
Annual dissolved nitrite plus nitrate and total phosphorous loads for the Susquehanna, St. Lawrence, Mississippi-Atchafalaya, and Columbia River basins, 1968-2004; 2006; OFR; 2006-1087; Aulenbach, Brent T.

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Year Published: 2004

Photosynthesis and fluctuating asymmetry as indicators of plant response to soil disturbance in the Fall-Line Sandhills of Georgia: a case study using Rhus copallinum and Ipomoea pandurata

We examined net photosynthesis, transpiration, stomatal conductance, and leaf fluctuating asymmetry on two species (Rhus copallinum and Ipomoea pandurata) as indicators of stress at nine sites across a gradient of soil disturbance at Fort Benning, Georgia. There were three sites for each of three disturbance levels. Physical habitat...

Freeman, D. Carl; Brown, Michelle L.; Duda, Jeffrey J.; Graham, John H.; Emlen, John M.; Krzysik, Anthony J.; Balbach, Harold E.; Kovacic, David A.; Zak, John C.

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Year Published: 2004

Habitat disturbance and the diversity and abundance of ants (Formicidae) in the Southeastern Fall-Line Sandhills

We examined habitat disturbance, species richness, equitability, and abundance of ants in the Fall-Line Sandhills, at Fort Benning, Georgia. We collected ants with pitfall traps, sweep nets, and by searching tree trunks. Disturbed areas were used for military training; tracked and wheeled vehicles damaged vegetation and soils. Highly disturbed...

Graham, J.H.; Hughie, H.H.; Jones, S.; Wrinn, K.; Krzysik, A.J.; Duda, J.J.; Freeman, D. Carl; Emlen, J.M.; Zak, J.C.; Kovacic, D.A.; Chamberlin-Graham, C.; Balbach, H.
Habitat disturbance and the diversity and abundance of ants (Formicidae) in the Southeastern Fall-Line Sandhills; 2004; Article; Journal; Journal of Insect Science; Graham, J. H.; Hughie, H. H.; Jones, S.; Wrinn, K.; Krzysik, A. J.; Duda, J. J.; Carl, Freeman, D.; Emlen, J. M.; Zak, J. C.; Kovacic, D. A.; Chamberlin-Graham, C.; Balbach, H.

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Year Published: 2001

A field and statistical modeling study to estimate irrigation water use at Benchmark Farms study sites in southwestern Georgia, 1995-96

A benchmark irrigation monitoring network of farms located in a 32-county area in southwestern Georgia was established in 1995 to improve estimates of irrigation water use. A stratified random sample of 500 permitted irrigators was selected from a data base--maintained by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Environmental...

Fanning, Julia L.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Lewis, William C.
A field and statistical modeling study to estimate irrigation water use at Benchmark Farms study sites in southwestern Georgia, 1995-96; 2001; WRI; 2000-4292; Fanning, Julia L.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Lewis, William C.

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Year Published: 1996

National water quality assessment of the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit; water withdrawals and treated wastewater discharges, 1990

The Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit covers nearly 62,600 square miles along the southeastern United States coast in Georgia and Florida. In 1990, the estimated population of the study unit was 9.3 million, and included all or part of the cities of Atlanta, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. Estimated freshwater withdrawn in...

Marella, R.L.; Fanning, J.L.
National water quality assessment of the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit; water withdrawals and treated wastewater discharges, 1990; 1996; WRI; 95-4084; Marella, R. L.; Fanning, J. L.

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Year Published: 1993

Estimated use of water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin during 1990, with state summaries from 1970 to 1990

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin covers approximately 19,800 square miles in parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Most of the basin lies within Georgia as does most of the population. Most of the water withdrawn in the basin in 1990 was withdrawn in Georgia (82 percent). Withdrawals in Florida and Alabama each accounted for 9...

Marella, R.L.; Fanning, J.L.; Mooty, W.S.
Estimated use of water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin during 1990, with state summaries from 1970 to 1990; 1993; WRI; 93-4084; Marella, R. L.; Fanning, J. L.; Mooty, W. S.

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Year Published: 1990

National water summary 1987: Hydrologic events and water supply and use

Water use in the United States, as measured by freshwater withdrawals in 1985, averaged 338,000 Mgal/d (million gallons per day), which is enough water to cover the 48 conterminous States to a depth of about 2.4 inches. Only 92,300 Mgal/d, or 27.3 percent of the water withdrawn, was consumptive use and thus lost to immediate further use; the...

Carr, Jerry E.; Chase, Edith B.; Paulson, Richard W.; Moody, David W.
Attribution: Water, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center, , , Kansas Water Science Center, Minnesota Water Science Center, Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center, Utah Water Science Center, , Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water Availability and Use Science Program, , , Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, , Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, United States of America
National water summary 1987: hydrologic events and water supply and use; 1990; WSP; 2350; Carr, Jerry E.; Chase, Edith B.; Paulson, Richard W.; Moody, David W.

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Year Published: 1984

Georgia irrigation, 1970-1980 : a decade of growth

Pierce, Robert R.; Barber, Nancy L.; Stiles, H.R.
Georgia irrigation, 1970-1980 : a decade of growth; 1984; WRI; 83-4177; Pierce, Robert R.; Barber, Nancy L.; Stiles, H. R.

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Year Published: 1960

Availability of ground water in Boone, Campbell, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, Kentucky (county group 15)

Palmquist, Wilbur Nathaniel; Hall, Francis Ramey
Availability of ground water in Boone, Campbell, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties, Kentucky (county group 15); 1960; HA; 15; Palmquist, Wilbur Nathaniel, Jr.; Hall, Francis Ramey

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Chattahoochee River at Helen (02330450)

We have installed a webcam at the Chattahoochee River at Helen to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - Georgia will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the USGS National Streamflow Information Program

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Peachtree Creek at Atlanta (02336300)

We have installed a webcam at the Peachtree Creek at Atlanta to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - Georgia will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the USGS National Streamflow Information Program (

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Sweetwater Creek 0.05 miles US RR Bridge, Austell (02336910)

We have installed a webcam at the Sweetwater Creek 0.05 miles US RR Bridge, Austell to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

This webcam is located at site 02336910, which is near the Sweetwater Creek near Austell (02337000) water-monitoring site.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - Georgia will

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Yellow River near Snellville (02206500)

Yellow River near Snellville (02206500)

We have installed a webcam at the Yellow River near Snellville, GA to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the USGS National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP

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Withlacoochee River at Skipper Bridge Rd. near Bemiss (023177483)

We have installed a webcam at the Withlacoochee River at Skipper Bridge Rd. near Bemiss, GA to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center  will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the City of

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Chattahoochee River at 14th St, at Columbus (02341460)

We have installed a webcam at the Chattahoochee River at 14th St, at Columbus to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - Georgia will take control of the camera.

Sponsors

Camera is sponsored by the 

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Flint River at Albany (02352500)

We have installed a webcam at the Flint River at Albany to allow you to view, in real time, the current river-stage conditions.

During periods of flooding, the South Atlantic Water Science Center - Georgia will take control of the camera.

Camera is sponsored by the USGS National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP

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November 10, 2015

A new interactive Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and assist with emergency management along Big Creek in Alpharetta and Roswell, Georgia, was debuted during a ceremony today in Alpharetta’s Rock Mill Park.

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March 25, 2015

Appalachian coal and petroleum resources are still available in sufficient quantities to contribute significantly to fulfilling the nation’s energy needs, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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July 28, 2014

Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.

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June 25, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year (1,100 million tons of CO2 equivalent).

US Topo map of the Cass, West Virginia quadrangle, March 2014.
April 24, 2014

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off. Improvements to symbol definitions (color, line thickness, line symbols, area fills), layer order, and annotation fonts are additional features of this supplemental release.

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March 12, 2014

Raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels could transmit a parasitic infection called gnathostomiasis to consumers.

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February 10, 2014

Emergency managers and residents along the Withlacoochee and Little River Basins have a new educational resource to help them better understand floods and the importance of stream gauging.

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November 20, 2013

A newly installed United States Geological Survey streamgage on the Chattahoochee River is providing rafters, flood forecasters and dam operators critical information about the river and its ever changing flow. 

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