Watershed improvement planning Gwinnett County, Georgia

dc.contributor.author Wright, Pete
dc.contributor.corporatename Gwinnett County (Ga.). Dept. of Public Utilities. Storm Water Management en_US
dc.contributor.editor Hatcher, Kathryn J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-13T23:26:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-13T23:26:44Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04
dc.description.abstract Developing Watershed Improvement Plans (WIPs) to improve conditions in streams and watersheds has been a challenging activity. The goal has been to create an objective, quantifiable, defensible, performance based system that would be applicable to all watersheds and conditions. Issues encountered along the way have included: data collection and defining the scope and extent of stream walks, selecting sound, defensible project evaluation criteria and procedures, identifying the source of Total Suspended Solids (TSS), and developing a reliable water quality / total suspended solids (TSS) model to evaluate existing condition and impacts of project implementation. The evaluation process required determining project benefits for stream restoration and upland best management practices (BMPs) based on water quality and habitat improvements. Potential projects are required to be evaluated and prioritized based on watershed benefits and then screened with regard to implementation issues and factors such as ownership, service requests, and permitting. An objective has been to develop an interactive, "live" WIP that can be easily updated as projects are implemented and evolve with new data, technology, regulatory issues and requirements, and other programs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Faculty en_US
dc.embargo.terms null en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/47487
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GWRI2005. Stormwater, Savannah River en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject Watershed improvement plan en_US
dc.title Watershed improvement planning Gwinnett County, Georgia en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Proceedings
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local.contributor.corporatename Georgia Water Resources Institute
local.contributor.corporatename School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
local.relation.ispartofseries Georgia Water Resources Conference
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