A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Watershed Assessment and Protection Plan Guidance Documents

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Updated Guidance Documents

Contact: Elizabeth Booth, 404.463.4929


Long-term Biological Monitoring Requirements for Watershed Protection Plans have been amended.  Please click here to view the updated. 

Watershed Assessment Macroinvertebrate SOP Field and Laboratory Sheets [August 31, 2016]

Watershed Assessment Fish Field Sheets [March 28, 2016]

Guidelines for Using Third Party Biological Data For 305(b)/303(d) Purposes [Revised August 2016]

The Excel file below is provided for all NPDES permit holders who are required to complete a Watershed Assessment and Watershed Protection Plan. Spreadsheet should be used to report all water quality data collected during the Watershed Assessment and subsequent Long Term Monitoring process.

Watershed Assessment and Protection Plan Data Reporting Template and Instructions [October 2017]

Tools and resources for TMDL Implementation Planning, as well as for general Watershed Planning, Protection, and Restoration can be found at Tools for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation and Watershed Planning.