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River Flow and Ecological Function

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Wastewater Treatment Wetlands Project

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Clean Water Act Mitigation No Net Loss Analysis

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The Flint River from Sprewell Bluff. Photo by Philip Juras.

Transboundary Water Management

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Colorful fish of the Conasauga River. Photo by Jeremy Monroe, Freshwaters Illustrated. Used by permission.

Southeastern Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Opportunity Analysis

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Watershed UGA: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Watershed UGA: Creating a Culture of Sustainability

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RBC personnel have worked with the USGS WaterSMARTprogram to study how aquatic organisms respond to changing water levels. Photo by Jeremy Monroe, Freshwater Illustrated. Used by permission.

Effects of Hydrology on Fish Metapopulation Dynamics

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Urban streams tend to be among the most altered of aquatic ecosystems. Pictured here, the North Oconee River flows through Athens, GA. Photo by Philip Juras.

Urban Stream Ecology and Management

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Close up of rainbow trout fish (Oncorhynchus mykiss) underwater. Photo by Eric Engbretson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Salmonid Population Viability Project

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