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A GIS Water Quality Database for Georgia's Coastal Zone Counties


PI: Randal L. Walker and Karen Payne (Univ of Georgia Marine Extension Service, Athens, GA, USA)

Support: GA DNR Coastal Zone Management (through a Coastal Incentive Grant) and funds from the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Timeframe: 2000 - 2005

Project Overview:
The University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service (MAREX) is developing a single Geographic Information System (GIS) database for all existing water quality parameters (temperature, water salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrient levels, turbidity, pH, E. coli counts, etc.).

Findings:
To date, water quality information has been collected from: United States Environmental Protection Agency (National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems); Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Division (National Shellfisheries Sanitation Program, Environmental Protection Division's rend Monitoring Program, Shrimp Survey Program, and Coastal 2000 Program); Sapelo Island Marine Institute; Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Friends of Sapelo Adopt-A-Stream; School of Marine Program's Long Term Monitoring Program, and the Altamaha Riverkeepers.

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Links:
This project is part of a larger effort by the Marine Extension Service to evaluate coastal water quality. http://www.uga.edu/marine_advisory/waterquality.html


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