Recreating a Process: The West Georgia Regional Water Supply Plan

by Ken Hall, CH2M HILL, Atlanta, United States,
David Vaughn, CH2M HILL, Atlanta, United States,
Jim Cooley, CH2M HILL, Atlanta, United States,

Abstract: This paper describes the planning process used to develop a long-range water supply plan for a five-county area northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Demand for water in the study area is projected to increase from a current 32 mgd to 157 mgd in the year 2050. The corresponding population increase is from about 240,000 currently (many without connection to a public water system) to 840,000 in the year 2050. The 1,615-square-mile study area includes portions of three major drainage basins-the Chattahoochee, the Coosa, and the Tallapoosa-all of which feed rivers flowing downstream through or adjacent to the State of Alabama. Demand projections are predicated on no large water-intensive industries locating in the study area.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Developing countries | Streamflow | Water-based recreation | Drainage basins | Water demand | Rivers and streams | Industries | North America | United States | Georgia | Alabama | Atlanta

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