Category: Water

Terry L. Anderson and Pamela S. Snyder “Georgia coast faces new rules on water use” reads a February 20, 1996 headline from the Atlanta Constitution. The Associated Press article says that South Carolina is threatening to sue Georgia for using too much water from the Floridan Aquifer. In response, Georgia will impose new restrictions on groundwater pumping in 24 coastal counties, especially in the growing Savannah and Brunswick areas. The restrictions are nothing new to those Georgians who depend on the Floridan Aquifer for their water supply. It is common knowledge that heavy pumping in Savannah has created a cone of depression centered under the city. Saltwater has begun to intrude into the aquifer at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina,… View Article

What Are State-Owned Tidal Waters and Marshlands?

By Terry West The following article originally appeared in the September 1998 issue of the Georgia Policy Review. Terry West is program manager of Habitat Management Program,which serves as the regulatory arm of the Coastal Resources Division, responsible for administration of our Coastal Marshlands Protection Act and Shore Protection Act. Both Acts contain permitting process requirements as the primary means of controlling impacts to jurisdictional marshlands and beaches. This article is first in a series entitled, “Habitat Management in Georgia’s Coastal Area.” It is reprinted with permission of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with appropriate credit given. Based on the Public Trust Doctrine of law, the lands beneath the waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide… View Article

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