Flint River Drought Protection Act (Georgia)

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Flint River Drought Protection Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-12/chapter-5/article-9/12-5-540/
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=GEORGIA_DEPARTMENT_OF_NATURAL_RESOURCES/ENVIRONMENTAL_PROTECTION/FLINT_RIVER_DROUGHT_PROTECTION/index.html&d=1



The purpose of the Flint River Drought Protection Act is to maintain in-stream flow in times of drought by providing incentives for farmers to take acres out of irrigation. It allows Environmental Protection Division to pay farmers to stop irrigating. After a drought is declared, EPD can hold a voluntary seller’s auction, allowing farmers to offer prices per acre at which they are willing to stop irrigating. If the target is not achieved, EPD has authority to make further reductions on a “non-voluntary” basis.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Linda MacGregor
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 4220 International Parkway Suite 101, Atlanta, GA, 30354

Phone 404-675-6232

Fax 404-675-6247


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 12-5-540
Date Effective 2006-07-13