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Georgia Agricultural Water Quality Watershed Assessment


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Increasing concerns over water quality in the past five years have focused more attention on agriculture, and it-s potential for non-point source NPS pollution. A small number of agricultural operations not adhering to a sound conservation ethic can encourage more regulations for all agricultural operations. When this happens, many producers become unfair targets for remediation efforts at the agricultural producer-s expense. The lack of reliable data at the watershed scale is serving to fuel this debate. Total Maximum- Daily Loads TMDLs are being developed using outdated or insufficient agricultural data. The Agricultural Water Quality Watershed Assessment AWQWA is a resource inventory and analysis process designed to improve watershed scale estimates of farm management and its influence on agricultural NPS. Following the Georgia Environmental Protection Division-s River Basin Planning Schedule, AWQWA generates watershed scale estimates of agriculturally based Fecal Coliform, Total Nitrogen, Nitrate, Ammonium, Total Phosphorus, and Sediment for each of Georgia-s 357 10-digit watersheds over the next five years.



2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference -



Author: Bramblett, Jimmy R. - -

Source: https://smartech.gatech.edu/







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