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Groundwater Resources and Hydrogeology of Crystalline-Rock Aquifers in Rockdale County, North-Central Georgia

Project Chief: Bryan Hughes
Cooperator: Rockdale County
Year started: 2001

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND IS BEING ARCHIVED IN ITS FINAL CONFIGURATION

Problem

Map of the study area

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.

Objectives

Progress and Significant Results, 2002—2003

Progress and Significant Results, 2001

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