GWRC 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Book Cover and front material

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS
Environmental Priorities - Are We Regulating the Right Things?
Charles Jeter, Corporate Vice-President of Environmental Affairs, RMT, Inc., Greenville Coordinated Water Resources Management: An Approach for the Eastern United States
Colonel Michael Thuss, District Director, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District

PLENARY SESSION

  1. PLENARY SESSION

    1. volution of the Current Wetlands Policy
      Lee Thomas, CEO and Chairman, Law Companies Environmental Group
    2. Water Management in the Next Century
      Warren Viessman, Jr., College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville
    3. Environmental Ethics: Why Do We Care?
      P. Aarne Vesilind, Chair, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
  2. PANEL DISCUSSION: Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments

    Moderator: Bruce Barrett, Vice President of Marketing, Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc
    Sponsored by: American Water Works Association, Georgia Section
    Panelists: Fred Finley, Drinking Water Program, Georgia DNR, Environmental Protection
    Division; Philip Karr, General Manager, Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority; Elaine
    Nash, Soil and Water District Supervisor, Rockdale County; and Frank Sherrill, Mayor,
    Social Circle, Georgia

  3. PANEL DISCUSSION: Water Quality Regulations

    Moderator: Jack Dozier, Executive Director, Georgia Water and Pollution Control Assoc
    Sponsored by: Georgia Water and Pollution Control Association

    1. The Origin, Development and Implementation of Water Quality Regulations - Nationally >and in EPA Region IV
      Phil Vorsatz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV
    2. The Development and Implementation of Water Quality Regulations in Georgia
      David Word, Chief, Water Protection Branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Div.
    3. The Effect of Water Quality Regulations on Municipal Wastewater Treatment
      George Barnes, Director, Bureau of Pollution Control, City of Atlanta
    4. Legal Perspective on Water Quality Regulations
      Michael Davis, Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman & Ashmore
    5. The Effect of Water Quality Regulations on Industry
      Don Holder, Georgia Power Company
    6. The Effects of Water Quality Regulations on Industrial Pretreaters
      Charlie Jones, Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc.
    7. Laboratory Analytical Limitations Related to Water Quality Regulations
      Albert Liabastre, Principal Chemist, Environmental Lab Division, U.S. EPA

POSTER SESSION

    1. Water Use in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers Basin, 1985
      Richard L. Marella, U.S. Geological Survey, Tallahassee
    2. Water Use in Georgia, 1980-89
      Julia L. Fanning, U.S. Geological Survey
    3. Ground-water Availability in the South Metropolitan Atlanta Region, Georgia
      John S. Clarke and Michael F. Peck, U.S. Geological Survey
    4. ADrastic@ Mapping to Determine the Vulnerability of Ground-water to Pollution
      Victoria P. Trent, Georgia Geologic Survey
    5. High-yielding Wells in Metamorphic Rocks: Influencing Factors
      Melinda J. Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey, and Thomas J. Crawford, Dept.
      of Geology, West Georgia College
    6. Application of Geographic Information System Technology to Sanitary Landfill Site Selection
      Alan C. Sandercock, Georgia Geologic Survey, and Randy Weathersby, Albany
      Dougherty Planning Commission, Albany, Georgia
    7. Unique Well Construction in a Weathered Pegmatite of the Georgia Piedmont
      H. Dan Harman, Jr., Engineering Science, Inc.
    8. Georgia's Underground Injection Control Program Protects Ground Water from Improper Waste Disposal
      Wayne Fuller, Georgia Geologic Society, Georgia DNR, Environmental Protection Div.
    9. Investigation of Petroleum Migration in a Saprolite Unit of the Piedmont in Northern Georgia
      Michael E. Hermann, Engineering Science, Inc.
    10. Migration of Petroleum from a Tank Farm into a Fractured Bedrock Aquifer in the Piedmont of Georgia
      W. Mark Bailey, Engineering Science, Inc.
    11. Using Compost to Reduce Soil Erosion
      H. Clark Gregory, Richard M. Kashmanian, and Steven A. Dressing, Fulton County Soil
      and Water Conservation
    12. The Quantity and Quality of Rainfall at the National Atmospheric Deposition Site in Middle Georgia:1979-1989
      Jerry T. Walker and John B. Melin, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Georgia
    13. Surface Water Quality in Three Interdunal Ponds, South End Ponds Ecosystem, Cumberland Island, Georgia
      Thomas R. Kozel, Dept. of Biology and Life Sciences, Savannah State College
    14. Restoration of a Forested Wetland, Stone Mountain Creek, DeKalb County, Georgia
      James R. Renner, WAPORA, Inc.
    15. W.E.P.P. Hillslope Erosion Model Predictions for Natural Runoff Plots
      L.M. Risse and M.A. Nearing, Agricultural Engineering Dept., Univ. of Georgia
    16. Selecting a Dechlorinating Chemical for a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Georgia
      Dipak Bagchi and Roy Thomas Kelley, Jr., Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc.
    17. Use of Organic N-Halamines as Water Disinfectants
      Elisabeth Elder, Alisha Ward and Jesse Scott, Dept. of Biology, Georgia Southwestern College
    18. Nitrates by Ion Chromatography
      Adolf von W¨¹rttemberg, Gwinnett County Public Utilities
    19. Diffuser Design and River Modeling
      Paul D. Christiano and Daniel M. Loudermilk, Dames & Moore
    20. Alternative Dam Construction Techniques
      Randall P. Bass, Dames & Moore
  1. COMPREHENSIVE RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT

    Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District

    1. Comprehensive River Basin Planning: Principles, Need, and Applications in the Southeast
      Neil S. Grigg, Colorado Water Resources Research Institute , Colorado State University
    2. Cooperative Water Management in the Susquehanna River Basin
      Noel E. Beegle, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
    3. Drought Management in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area
      Roland C. Steiner, Interstate Commission of the Potomac River Basin
  2. WATER SUPPLY PLANNING

    1. Applying the IWR-MAIN Water Demand Forecasting Model for a Georgia City
      Jackie Sellers, Institute of Natural Resources, Univ. of Georgia
    2. Use of Land Use Coefficients to Forecast Utility System Demand
      Kip Duchon and William Zieburtz, Jr., CH2M HILL ; and Gary Cornell, Gwinnett County
    3. Responsible Policy-making Leads to Realistic Water/Sewer Rates in Georgia
      James Melvin Ewing, Georgia DNR, Environmental Protection Division
    4. Water Resources Planning for Dalton, Georgia
      Hugh Gauntt, Riley, Park & Hayden & Associates; A. Terry McClean, Golder Associates
      Inc.; and V. DeForrest Parrott III, Dalton Utilities, Georgia
    5. The Design and Construction of the Conasauga Reservoir
      A. Terry McClean, Golder Associates Inc.
  3. WATER CONSERVATION

    1. Water Rate Setting Policy for Water Conservation and Peak Load Management
      P. Michael Thomas and Patricia A. Stevens, Atlanta Regional Commission
    2. A Water Authority's Conservation Program - Its Role with the Georgia Water Wise Council
      Fox McCarthy, Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority, and Andy Hull, Post Landscape
    3. Local Government's Role in Water-Efficient Landscaping
      James M. Santo, Atlanta Regional Commission
    4. Xeriscaping Saves Water - But Does It Save Money?
      Gary Wade and E. Neal Weatherly, Jr., Cooperative Extension Service, Univ. of Georgia
    5. A Native Plant Community Approach to Landscape Design for Water Conservation
      Darrel G. Morrison, School of Environmental Design, Univ. of Georgia
  4. REGIONAL RESERVOIRS

    1. The Role for Regional Reservoirs in Georgia.
      Nolton Johnson, Water Resources Management Branch, DNR Environmental Protection Div .
    2. The West Georgia Regional Reservoir Wetlands Impact Assessment and Mitigation
      J. Patrick Barber and David E. Hawkins, Dames & Moore
    3. Groundwater Supply Assessment and Section 404 Permitting for Water Supply Reservoirs
      James Renner, WAPORA, Inc., and Thomas Crawford, Dept. of Geology, West Georgia College
    4. Optimization Model for the Development of a Regional Water Supply System
      James Buddy Atkins, South Carolina Water Resources Commission
  5. WETLANDS ISSUES

    1. Enforcement of Sections 301 and 404 of the Clean Water Act: A Review of Enforcement Actions Pursued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IV
      Laura Ellen Mazanti, U.S.. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV
    2. Activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Protecting Georgia's Wetlands
      Ronnie J. Haynes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    3. Wetlands Mapping in Georgia Using LANDSAT Imagery
      Christopher G. Canalos and Jonathan P. Ambrose, Georgia DNR, Freshwater Wetlands
      and Heritage Inventory; and Robert R. Robinson, Jr., Erdas, Inc.
  6. RESERVOIR OPERATIONS

    1. A Control Model for the Savannah River System
      Aris P. Georgakakos, School of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    2. Reallocation of Water Storage in Lake Lanier
      Edmund Burkett, Water Management Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile
    3. Operations of the Federal Hydropower Resources in the Southeastern United States
      John Mixon, Southeast Power Administration
  7. SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN TOPICS

    1. Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District Reallocation of Water Storage in Federal Water Projects
      H. Al Pless, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
    2. Water Resource Development Act of 1986: Implementation in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      D.L. Parrott, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
    3. Savannah River Basin Study - Reassessment of Basin Needs and Priorities
      Leroy G. Crosby, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
  8. APALACHICOLA-CHATTAHOOCHEE-FLINT RIVER BASIN TOPICS

    1. Reallocation of Lake Lanier, Georgia
      Patricia A. Stevens, Atlanta Regional Commission
    2. A Perspective on Water Management Practices and Programs in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Drainage Basin from the Bottom Up
      Steve F. Leitman, Florida Defenders of the Environment, and Christopher D. Howell,
      Northwest Florida Water Management District
    3. Legal Issues of Water Allocation for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
      Stephen E. Draper, Draper Engineering Research
  9. WEST POINT LAKE

    Sponsored by: Georgia Lake Management Society;

    1. Factors Related to Trophic Upsurge of West Point Lake
      David R. Bayne, Dept. of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University
    2. Changes in the Sport Fishery and Fish Population of West Point Lake, Since Impoundment
      Leslie M. Ager, Game and Fish Division, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources
    3. West Point Lake Water Quality Studies: 1987-1990
      David Kamps, Water Quality Management Program, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources
    4. West Point Lake Predictive Chlorophyll a Modeling Report
      James M. Greenfield, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV
  10. LAKE MANAGEMENT I

    1. Federal/Georgia Clean Lakes Program
      Howard Marshall, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV
    2. Lake Management from a Regulatory Perspective
      Charles J. Zimmerman, Jr., Dames & Moore
    3. Lake Water Level Management as a Tool for the Control of the Littoral Zone: An Optimization Approach
      Ioannis X. Tsiros, Agricultural Engineering Dept., Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
    4. The Trophic Status of Lake Sidney Lanier
      Edmond Mayhew and Mary Mayhew, Dept. of Biology, Gainesville College
  11. LAKE MANAGEMENT II

    Sponsored by: Georgia Lake Management Society

    1. Some Considerations for Managing Urban Lakes
      F. Randolph Cooper, III, Southeastern Lake Management
    2. Aquatic Plant Management in Georgia Power Company Reservoirs
      Thomas L. Broadwell, Georgia Power Company, Smyrna
    3. Nutrient Contributions of a Coastal Plain Stream to Lake Blackshear
      H.E. Cofer, Dept. of Geology (retired); William Tietjen, Dept. of Biology; and William
      Wysochansky, Dept. of Chemistry, Georgia Southwestern College
  12. WATER RESOURCES LEGAL ISSUES

    1. Water Resources Legislation in the 1991 Georgia General Assembly
      James E. Kundell, University of Georgia
    2. Protecting Life Functions, Economic Interests, Property Rights and Aesthetic Preferences in Georgia's Waters
      J. Owens Smith, Institute of Natural Resources andMarine Extension Service,UGA
    3. Survival Guide for S.L.A.P.P.s: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation
      Grayson Roquemour
  13. DRINKING WATER QUALITY

    1. Water Quality from Private Wells in Georgia
      Anthony Tyson and Robert Isaac, Cooperative Extension Service, Univ. of Georgia
    2. Evaluation of Water Treatment Processes through Pilot Studies
      David L. Haas and Kim W. Fox, Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc.
    3. Levels of Radium and Uranium in Georgia Public Water Systems
      Robert Rosson and Bernd Kahn, Environmental Resources Center, Georgia Institute
      of Technology; and Clifford Blackman and James Hardeman, Georgia DNR, EPD
    4. Groundwater Radon Risk Mapping in Athens Region, Georgia
      Shahrokh Rouhani, School of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; and
      Marc E. Dillion, Golder Associates Inc.
    5. Developing Watershed Protection Criteria for Georgia
      David M. Ashley, Jordan, Jones & Goulding Inc., and David M. Word, Georgia DNR,
      Environmental Protection Division
  14. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

    1. Stormwater Drainage Inventory System - The Gwinnett County Case History
      David B. Chastant, Gwinnett County Dept. of Transportation, Georgia
    2. Comparison of Infiltration and Detention in the Georgia Piedmont Using Recent
      Hydrologic Models

      M. Morgan Ellington and Bruce Ferguson, School of Environmental Design, UGA
    3. Evaluation and Control of the Long-term Water Balance on an Urban Development Site
      Bruce Ferguson and M. Morgan Ellington, School of Environmental Design, UGA;
      and P. Rexford Gonnsen, Beall Gonnsen & Co.
    4. N.P.D.E.S. Permits for Industrial Facility Stormwater Discharges
      William E. Hall, Dames & Moore
  15. NON-POINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT

    1. The Role of Georgia's Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Water Resources Programs
      Dennis Hopper, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
    2. Gum Creek Watershed Demonstration Project
      William I. Segars, Cooperative Extension Service, Univ. of Georgia; and Betty Barton,
      Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
    3. Urban Erosion -The Off-site Consequences
      Stephen Martin, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
  16. FOREST WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

    1. Erosion Studies in Burned Forest Sites of Georgia
      A.K. Shahlaee, W.L. Nutter, and L.A. Morris, School of Forest Resources, Univ. of Georgia;
      and P.R. Robichaud, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho
    2. Water Management on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
      Kenneth Henderson, Kirby Brock, Ray Ellis, Dick Rightmyer and William Hansen, USDA
      Forest Service, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
    3. Reed Creek Watershed and Fishery Improvement Project
      William Hansen, Dick Rightmyer, Jim Kidd and Monte Seehorn, USDA Forest Service,
      Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
  17. WASTEWATER TREATMENT I

    1. Nuisance Problems at Gwinnett County¡¯s Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility
      Dennis A. Brown, Gwinnett County Dept. of Public Utilities
    2. Optimal Real-time Activated Sludge Regulation
      John Kabouris and Aris Georgakakos, School of Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech
    3. Low Cost Approach for Dechlorination
      Richard Grubbs and Tom Ladshaw, Gwinnett County Dept. of Public Utilities
  18. WASTEWATER TREATMENT II

    1. Wetland Treatment System Feasibility Study
      Billy Lee and Larry Stuber, EMC Engineering Services, Inc.
    2. Constructed Wetlands for Assimilation of Dairy Effluents: Monitoring Studies
      Hoke Howard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV
    3. Use of a Nitrogen Leaching Model as a Design Criterion for Land Application of Waste Water
      L.T. West and M.L. Cabrera, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Georgia
  19. SURFACE WATER QUALITY

    1. Georgia Stream Temperature Characteristics
      Thomas R. Dyar and S. Jack Alhadeff, U.S. Geological Survey
    2. Biological Approach to Use Attainability
      Thomas Simpson, CH2M HILL, and Robert Troxler, Gwinnett County Public Utilities
    3. Water Quality Investigations Related to Proposed NPDES. Permit Limits for Metals
      William Kreutzberger, CH2M HILL, and Robert Troxler, Gwinnett County Public Utilities
    4. Bioaccumulative Contaminants in Fish, Risk Assessment and Fish Consumption Advisories
      Q.J. Stober, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, Athens
  20. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

    1. Use of Modified Bioassessment Protocols for Evaluation of Water Quality
      Gail Cowie, James Cooley and Aditi Dutt, Inst. of Community and Area Development, UGA
    2. Remote Sensing/GIS for Water Resource Management Applications in the Southeast
      Roy Welch and Marguarite Remillard, Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science,
      Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Georgia
    3. The Development of the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network
      Gerrit Hoogenboom, B.P. Verma and E.D. Threadgill, Dept. of Agric. Engineering, UGA
  21. AGRICULTURAL WATER ISSUES

    1. Justification for Water Table Management in Georgia
      Daniel Thomas and Matt C. Smith, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Georgia
    2. A Comparative Study of Mathematical Models for Migration of Pesticides in Surface
      and Subsurface Waters

      Ioannis Tsiros and Mansour Zakikhani, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV
    3. Chemical Leaching in Large Conventional and No-tillage Soil Columns
      D.E. Radcliffe, M.H. Golabi and W.L. Hargrove, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Georgia
    4. Field Testing Pesticide Transport Models at a Cooperative Test Site Near Plains, Georgia
      Charles N. Smith and David Brown, Environmental Research Lab, U.S. EPA, Athens; Rudolph Parrish, Computer Sciences Corp., U.S. EPA, Athens; Loris Asmussen and Ralph Leonard, USDA Southeast Watershed Research Lab; D. Woodrow Hicks, U.S. Geological Survey; William Payne, Environmental Research Lab, U.S. EPA, Athens; and R. Shaw Fletcher, Southwest Georgia Experiment Station, Univ. of Georgia
  22. COASTAL RESEARCH

    Sponsored by: Georgia Sea Grant College Program

    1. Sea Gran's Role in Coastal Oceans Research
      Mac V. Rawson, Georgia Sea Grant College Program, Univ. of Georgia
    2. Lignin-Derived Organic Matter in Georgia Coastal Waters
      Mary Ann Moran, Dept. of Microbiology and Institute of Ecology, Univ. of Georgia; Lawrence Pomeroy, Dept. of Zoology and Institute of Ecology, UGA; Edward Sheppard, Dept. of Microbiology and Institute of Ecology, UGA; Larry Atkinson, Oceanography Dept., Old Dominion University; and Robert Hodson, Dept. of Microbiology and Institute of Ecology, UGA
    3. Transformation of Riverine Organic Matter in Estuaries
      John Ertel, Dept. of Geology and Marine Science Program, Univ. of Georgia; and James Alberts and Mary Price, Marine Institute, Sapelo Island, Univ. of Georgia
  23. PIEDMONT GROUND-WATER HYDROLOGY I

    Sponsored by: Georgia Ground Water Association

    1. h ydrogeologic Evaluations for High-yieldingWells in the Piedmont Province of Georgia and Alabama
      Thomas Crawford, Dept. of Geology, West Georgia College, and U.S. Geological Survey;
      and Melinda Chapman, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division
    2. Well Location Technology for the Georgia Piedmont
      H. Dan Harman, Jr., Engineering Science, Inc.
    3. Results of Pumping Tests Performed at the Barnesville Site, Lamar County, Georgia
      William Steele, David Brackett, Madeleine Kellam and Mark Hall, Georgia Geologic Survey
  24. PIEDMONT GROUND-WATER HYDROLOGY II

    Sponsored by: Georgia Ground Water Association

    1. Present and Future Directions for Isotope Hydrology Research in the Georgia Piedmont .
      Seth Rose, Department of Geology, Georgia State University
    2. Geology, Hydrogeology, and Ground-water Chemistry of the Plant Yates Gypsum Stacking Area, Coweta County, Georgia
      J.C. Redwine, R.J. Tinsley and D.V. Patel, Southern Company Services Inc., Birmingham,
      Alabama ; and D. Bloomburg, Ardaman and Associates, Orlando, Florida
    3. Areas in Georgia Poorly Suited for Municipal Landfills
      David R. Hipple, Georgia Geologic Survey
  25. AQUIFER PROTECTION I

    Sponsored by: Georgia Ground Water Association

    1. Construction and Operation of a Biotreatment Facility for Remediation of Hydrocarbon
      Contaminated Soil

      Robert E. Moore, Jr., Dames & Moore
    2. Cost-effective Design of a Treatment System for Cleaning Up Soils and Ground Water
      Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons

      Elio F. Arniella, Envirosoft
    3. Leachate Tests for Solidified Hazardous Wastes
      Leslie J. Blythe, B & G Environmental, and Elio F. Arniella, Envirosoft
  26. AQUIFER PROTECTION II

    Sponsored by: Georgia Ground Water Association

    1. A University Landfill Site Investigation
      Warren Safter, Public Safety, Univ. of Georgia; and William Clister, Peter Robinson
      and Benjamin Young, Brown and Caldwell
    2. Geostatistical Mapping for Hazardous Waste Sites
      Richard L. Satkin, Engineering Science, Inc., and Aris P. Georgakakos, School of Civil
      Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    3. Willingness to Pay for Groundwater Protection
      Jeffrey Jordan and Abdelmoneim Elnagheeb, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, and William
      L. Hargrove, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Georgia
    4. Groundwater Withdrawals Needed to Meet Irrigation Demands During Drought Years .
      James E. Hook, Dept. of Agronomy, Univ. of Georgia