Dawson County

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 Dawson County and other counties in the Coosa-North Georgia Region.

Figure 5-2 shows surface water quality in Dawson County and the surrounding area.

Dawson County is predicted to have potential gaps in municipal water needs. The Municipal Water Demand Forecast is predicted to nearly double from 3.1 AAD-MGD (annual average day - million gallons per day) in 2015 to 5.9 AAD-MGD in 2050. For more information, see Table 4-2 of the Regional Water Plan. Figure 5-2 shows that the Etowah River has good assimilative capacity. See Section 5 of the Regional Water Plan for more information on each county's water resource capacities and future needs.

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Wastewater Services

Stormwater Management