THE USE OF MUNICIPAL RESOURCES FOR WATERSHED ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING

Authors: Shelton, Steven; Bourne, Robert

Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2004: Session 61 through Session 70 , pp. 785-796(12)

Publisher: Water Environment Federation

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Abstract:

Municipalities in Georgia are presently being confronted with the challenge of assessing watersheds within their jurisdictions. Watershed assessment and monitoring is required for municipalities seeking Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Ga EPD) approval for Wastewater Treatment Plant expansions, stormwater permitting, TMDL's, and even CMOM. Despite the demands being placed on municipalities to monitor and manage their watersheds, most contract the majority of the work one study at a time with little thought given to a comprehensive plan.

By combining the efforts of the Cobb County Water System (CCWS) Engineering Division, Stormwater Division and Water Protection Division Water Quality Laboratory section, Cobb County has developed a comprehensive watershed assessment program. By performing the assessments in-house, CCWS was able to complete a more intensive study and develop an ongoing, consistent watershed monitoring strategy.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864704784131356

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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