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,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


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 | Water-based recreation | Urban and regional development | Water demand | Drainage basins | Streamflow | Project management | United States | Georgia | Atlanta | Alabama

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