County Water Plan Information
The Regional Water Plan compares water demand and wastewater flow forecasts, along with Resource Assessments, per county and provides the basis for selecting management practices in the CNG Region. Areas where future demands are predicted to exceed the capacity of the resource for groundwater, surface water availability, or surface water quality (assimilative capacity) have a potential gap, need, or shortage that will be addressed through the management practices described in the Plan. This page summarizes the potential gaps, needs, or shortages, also referred to as water resource management issues, for the county.
Table 5-6 summarizes potential needs or shortages in Chattooga County and other counties in the Coosa-North Georgia Region.
Figure 5-2 shows surface water quality in Chattooga County and the surrounding area.
Chattooga County is predicted to have potential gaps in surface water availability gaps and water quality assimilative capacity. Potential gaps for the Gaylesville node will affect future surface water availability with an average potential gap of 5.6 million gallons per day (MGD) across Chattooga and Walker Counties. For more information, see Table 5-1 of the Regional Water Plan. Figure 5-2 shows that the southern portions of Raccoon Creek and Alpine Creek exceed their assimilative capacity. See Section 5 of thefor more information on each county's resource capacities and future needs.