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(Data development in progress. Check back periodically as data is assembled.)

In 2008, the Georgia General Assembly approved the Georgia Comprehensive State-wide Water Management Plan. Prepared by the Georgia Water Council between 2003 and 2008, the plan creates 11 Water Planning Regions (opposite). Within each region appointed Regional Water Planning Councils will utilize EPD-supplied water assessment data along with water needs assessments they prepare to develop Regional Water Development and Conservation Plans.

The 11 planning regions were drawn along county boundaries. To an extent, these follow the watershed boundaries for which they are named. But they also reflect regions of similar physiography, economy, and other planning needs. The Metroploitan North Georgia Water Planning District (MNGWPD) that covers most of metro-Atlanta was created by statute to facilitate water planning and coordination over the metro area.

On the pages linked below and on the map's regions, water resource, water use, and other data, is summarized for most of these regions. These data do not represent the official Georgia EPD data assembled for the Water Planning Councils. Rather they are supplemental data assembled by NESPAL and other UGA scientists in the course of state and nationally funded research. They provide additional details and independent computations of water resources in the various planning regions.

  • Altamaha WPR
  • Coastal Georgia WPR
  • Coosa - North Georgia WPR
  • Lower Flint - Ochlockonee WPR
  • Middle Chatahoochee WPR
  • Metropolitan Atlanta MNGWPD
  • Middle Ochmulgee WPR
  • Suwannee - Satilla WPR
  • Savannah - Upper Ogeechee WPR
  • Upper Flint WPR
  • Upper Oconnee WPR