A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Updated Regional Water Plans

Georgia’s 2008 State Water Plan calls for on-going water planning that incorporates local and regional perspectives to ensure that the state’s water resources are sustainably managed.  Ten Regional Water Planning Councils established in 2009 completed initial Regional Water Plans in 2011, which were adopted by EPD in November 2011.  The State Water Plan calls for the Councils to review the Regional Water Plans every five years.  The Councils began a review and revision process in 2016 that culminated in the Councils finalizing updated Regional Water Plans in June 2017 that were adopted by EPD in July 2017.  The Councils considered updated water and wastewater demand forecasts and resource assessment analyses in their preparations of the updated Regional Water Plans.

The updated Regional Water Plans are available here:

Coastal Georgia
Coosa – North Georgia
Lower Flint – Ochlockonee
Middle Chattahoochee
Middle Ocmulgee
Savannah – Upper Ogeechee
Suwannee – Satilla
Upper Flint
Upper Oconee

The updated water and wastewater demand forecasts are also available at the links above. 

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District also completed an integrated Water Resource Management Plan in June 2017.  More information about that plan is available here.

Updates to the Resource Assessment analyses were conducted and the updated reports will be posted here shortly (please check back for updates).


Questions or concerns?  Please contact Jennifer Welte at (404) 463-1694 or Jennifer.Welte@dnr.ga.gov