EPD Logo

Flint River Basin Plan Banner Graphic



Georgia Flint River Basin Plan

Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Permitting Recommendations, Final as of November 14, 2005 (PDF)

The Flint River Regional Water Development and Conservation Plan, announced on October 23, 1999, will be completed in December 2005. The Plan will involve a comprehensive review of water development, conservation, and sustainable use and will be based on detailed scientific analysis. It will also serve to promote the conservation and reuse of water, guard against a shortage of water, and promote efficient use of the water resource. (OCGA 12-5-31)

Flint River Basin - Baker County, Georgia

The Flint River Plan was launched in response to hydrogeologic studies that suggested a severe impact on flows in the Flint River and its tributaries due to agricultural irrigation. In response to these studies, EPD placed a moratorium on new agricultural withdrawal permits from the Floridan aquifer in southwest Georgia and on all agricultural surface water withdrawal permits for the entire Flint River Basin.

One of the major goals of the Flint River Plan will be to address the moratorium to determine whether it can be lifted in whole or in part, if at all. Another major goal of the Plan will to establish a “safe yield” for the stream-aquifer system of the lower Flint River Basin.

As required by State law, the Flint River Plan must be based on detailed scientific analysis. The Flint River Plan will involve the input of a Technical Advisory Committee made up of scientists and specialists who have been working extensively in the Flint River Basin. This committee will provide technical assistance to a Stakeholder Advisory Committee composed of farmers and other stakeholders from southwest Georgia who have a strong interest in sustainable water management of the Flint River Basin. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee will, in turn, give input to EPD in the development of water management policy for the Flint River Basin.

Send E-mail to the FRBP Staff


To view and print the PDF documents on this site, the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. Click on the Adobe logo below to download it.

Get Acrobat Reader

Flint River Basin Plan
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 1152 East Tower Atlanta, GA 30334
Telephone: 404.657.5947 or 888.373.5947 (toll-free throughout Georgia)
Copyright © 2004 by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. All rights reserved.