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Curry Creek

Assessment of Watershed Protection Provisions

This project integrated research, education and extension activities to develop a framework for trading phosphorus (P) credits between point and nonpoint sources in the Lake Allatoona watershed in north Georgia....

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trout stream

Trout Stream Buffer Study

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river water sediment

Bacterial TMDL Implementation Control Strategies

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Nature walk

Greenspace Planning and Protection

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Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona Management Plan

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porous paving demo

Effectiveness of Porous Paving in the Georgia Piedmont

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Lake Hartwell

Reservoirs in Georgia

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Alcovy Watershed

Alcovy Watershed Protection Plan

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_top="20" padding_bottom="40"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Four counties - Walton, Newton, Jasper and Gwinnett - and thirteen municipalities within those counties hired environmental consultants Brown and Caldwell to develop a comprehensive watershed assessment plan, required under state law before a local government can...

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