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Managing Drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin through the Development of Improved Drought Indicators and Policy Alternatives

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

Recurring droughts led the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) to select the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin as a pilot for developing a Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) for the Southeast. The overarching goals of the proposed project were to (a) define groundwater levels as a drought indicator in support of NIDIS DEWS and (b) develop effective drought management policies for the ACF River Basin to help resolve tri-state (AL-GA-FL) water conflicts.

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
September 2013 - August 2016
Principal Investigator
Puneet Srivastava, Auburn University; Kathleen Miller, NCAR; Mark Masters, Albany State
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2012
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
Related Publications
Key Regions
Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)