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Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of Crystalline-Rock Aquifers in Rockdale County, North-Central Georgia
Project Chief: Lester J. Williams
Ground water in crystalline rocks of the State has not been extensively tapped as a source of public drinking water. This source, however, may prove to be a valuable resource to communities wishing to supplement their existing surface-water supplies and augment the amount of available drinking water in rapidly-growing areas of north Georgia, such as in Rockdale County (map, right). Little information is available to evaluate fully the quantity and quality of ground-water resources in the area. Because geology is the principal control on the availabilityof ground water, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting this study, in cooperation with Rockdale County, to determine the rock types and geologic structures that influence ground-water availability. Ultimately, this information will increase the understanding of how ground water flows through complex crystalline-rock aquifer systems and provide critical information for the future development and management of this resource.