Flint River Drought Protection Act (Georgia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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)|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
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.
|Contact Name||Linda MacGregor|
|Department||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Environmental Protection Division|
|Address||4220 International Parkway Suite 101, Atlanta, GA, 30354|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Georgia Code 12-5-540|