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Date published: November 2, 2016

Flood Frequency Information

Reliable estimates of the magnitude and frequency of floods are essential for such things as the design of transportation and water-conveyance structures, flood insurance studies, and flood-plain management. Flood-frequency estimates are particularly important in densely populated urban areas. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is using a multistate approach to update methods for determining...

Date published: October 11, 2016
Status: Active

Ft. Gordon, Georgia, Stormwater Assessment

Fort Gordon is a U.S. Department of the Army facility located in east-central Georgia, approximately 10 miles west of Augusta, Georgia). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) South Atlantic Water Science Center is working cooperatively with the U.S. Department of the Army Environmental and Natural Resources Management Office of the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon to assess the quality of...

Contacts: Doug D Nagle
Date published: October 4, 2016
Status: Active

Groundwater Monitoring Program for the Brunswick-Glynn County Area, Georgia

In the Brunswick, Georgia area, saltwater has contaminated the Upper Floridan aquifer for nearly 50 years. Saltwater contamination has constrained further development of the Upper Floridan aquifer in the Brunswick area, which has stimulated interest in the development of alternative sources of water supply, primarily from the shallower surficial and Brunswick aquifer systems.

USGS is...

Contacts: Gregory Cherry
Date published: October 4, 2016
Status: Completed

Geohydrology and Effects of Climate and Pumpage Change on Water Resources of the Aucilla–Suwannee–Ochlockonee River Basin, South-Central Georgia and Adjacent Areas of Florida, Progress and Significant Results, 2006—2007

Episodic droughts and increased pumpage since the mid-1970s have caused unprecedented ground-water level decline in the Upper Floridan aquifer in much of the roughly 8,000 square-mile Aucilla-Suwannee-Ochlockonee (ASO) River Basin.

To address concerns about water availability, USGS worked with Georgia Environmental Protection Division to improve understanding of the hydrogeologic...

Date published: September 27, 2016
Status: Active

Peachtree Creek WaterWatch - Atlanta, GA

Peachtree Creek WaterWatch, Atlanta, GA

Peachtree Creek is a major tributary to the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been monitoring stream stage and streamflow at or near the Northside Drive gage location since 1958. The Peachtree Creek watershed occupies a large portion of the northeast metro Atlanta area and collects...

Date published: September 26, 2016
Status: Active

Lower Tennessee River (LTEN) Basin Study

Welcome....the Lower Tennessee River Basin in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi is one of the 59 study units that are part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program.The long-term goals of this program are to describe the status and trends in the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's surface- and ground-water...

Date published: August 30, 2016
Status: Active

Groundwater Monitoring - Albany-Dougherty County Area, Georgia

Groundwater Monitoring Program for the Albany-Dougherty County Area, Georgia 
South Atlantic Water Science Center

Long-term heavy pumping from the Claiborne, Clayton, and Upper Cretaceous aquifers, which underlie the Upper Floridan aquifer, has resulted in significant water-level declines in these deep aquifers in the Albany, Georgia area.

These declines...

Date published: August 11, 2016
Status: Active

Small Watershed Studies at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed, Georgia

The Panola Mountain Research Watershed (PMRW) is a 41-hectare forested watershed in the southern Piedmont physiographic province near Atlanta, Georgia. The watershed contains a naturally regenerated second-growth forest on abandoned agricultural land, typical of the Piedmont. Research at PMRW is focused on how streamflow is generated, and in particular, on how water and solutes move from...

Date published: August 4, 2016
Status: Active

Directions to South Atlantic Water Science Center offices

The South Atlantic Water Science Centers has science and field offices in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Date published: July 26, 2016
Status: Active

HDgov: Multi-agency Website for Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

HDgov is an interactive and mobile-responsive online portal to interagency, academic, and non-government resources focused on the human dimensions of natural resource management. The web portal provides easy access to tools, publications, data, and methods that help ensure that the people side of natural resources is considered throughout the entire natural resource management process. The...

Date published: July 26, 2016
Status: Active

National Park Service Visitor Spending Effects

The National Park Service (NPS) manages the Nation’s most iconic destinations that attract millions of visitors from across the Nation and around the world. Trip-related spending by NPS visitors generates and supports a considerable amount of economic activity within park gateway communities. USGS economists collaborate with the National Park Service social science program to estimate NPS...

Date published: July 21, 2016
Status: Active

North American Waterfowl Management Plan

The ultimate success of North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) depends on maintaining relevance to stakeholders and society. In order to be relevant, a first step is to better understand what people value in regard to waterfowl and their habitats. 

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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)

No abstract available.

Palmquist, Wilbur Nathaniel; Hall, Francis Ramey
Attribution: Water Resources

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Live webcam video at Peachtree Creek at Atlanta (02336300)

Live webcam video at Peachtree Creek at Atlanta (02336300)

The USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center has installed a live webcam video at Peachtree Creek at Atlanta (02336300). 

Lake Meredith's Return

The Lake Meredith National Recreation Area takes its name from the eponymous water body it encircles. It was declared a National Recreation Area on Nov. 28, 1990, and sometimes sees more than a million visitors a year from nearby Amarillo and beyond.

The 10,000-acre reservoir is the largest lake in the Texas Panhandle and the primary draw for those visitors, but


Groundwater levels affect if Radium Springs, GA flows or is dry.

Radium Spring, Radium Springs Gardens & Historic Site, Dougherty County, Georgia

Radium Springs was once reported to be the largest spring in Georgia flowing 70,000 gallons per minute. As, this "before" picture shows, it still flows when Floridan Aquifer water levels are high enough.

In the summer of 2012 when south Georgia was

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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. 

June 12, 2013

Georgia's groundwater levels showed a general decline between 2010 and 2011 in response to low rainfall and increased pumping, according to a recent USGS publication.

August 22, 2012

ATLANTA – A powerful new flood preparedness tool that will help emergency managers protect lives and property in the flood-prone Sweetwater Creek area was unveiled in a ceremony today on the banks of the creek at Austell's Legion Regional Park.

June 20, 2012

Using a geology-based assessment method, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean undiscovered natural gas resource of 3.9 trillion cubic feet and a mean undiscovered natural gas liquids resource of 135 million barrels in continuous accumulations within five East Coast Mesozoic basins, according to a new USGS report.  

February 28, 2012

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- State of the art water-quality monitoring equipment recently installed on wells in Tybee Island, Ga., is helping protect the area’s principal water supply from saltwater contamination.

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July 18, 2011

 Streamflow and groundwater conditions in southwestern Georgia and adjacent parts of Florida and Alabama continued to worsen during July. Waterways in many of the regions rivers are setting new record lows with gauges on the Flint, Suwannee, Ochlocknee, Alapaha, and Apalachicola rivers recording the lowest water levels in their history due to lower than normal rainfall.

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June 24, 2011

Waterways in south Georgia's rivers are setting new record lows with gauges on the Flint, Suwannee, Ochlocknee, Alapaha and Altamaha rivers recording the lowest water levels in their history due to lower than normal rainfall.

December 1, 2010

Chattahoochee River Stakeholders are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the BacteriALERT Monitoring Program. Scientists taking weekly water samples are a common sight within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA).

November 17, 2010

Approximately 13 million metric tons of rare earth elements (REE) exist within known deposits in the United States, according to the first-ever nationwide estimate of these elements by the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 22, 2010

A new online and interactive flood preparedness tool is now available for the Flint River. Scientists from the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) developed the new Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and emergency management along the Flint River in Albany, Ga.

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November 4, 2009

The epic flooding that hit the Atlanta area in September was so extremely rare that, six weeks later this event has defied attempts to describe it. Scientists have reviewed the numbers and they are stunning.

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