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water supply planning technical committee

The siting of water supply reservoirs will impact the habitat and survival of the species covered under the HCP. The Water Supply Planning Technical Committee is researching ways to meet the region's water supply needs and protect the covered species.

committee members

Name Affiliation

Marcus Beavers

Cherokee Coalition for Responsible Growth

Rodney Buckingham

Pickens County Planning

Mauro Chiaverini, Jr.


Doris Cook

Etowah Water & Sewer Authority

Mary Davis The Nature Conservancy
Robin Goodloe US Fish & Wildlife Service
Jim King Dawson County Board of Commissioners
David Kubala Cherokee County Water & Sewer Authority
Candace Stoughton The Nature Conservancy
Hugh Stowers Dawson County resident
Roy Taylor Cherokee Home Owners
Lynn Tully Dawson County

committee staff

Mary Freeman

US Geological Survey and River Basin Center (UGA Institute of Ecology)

Curt Gervich Etowah Aquatic HCP Outreach Coordinator

committee reports & documents

Protocol for Evaluating Water-Supply Reservoir Options for Effects on Imperiled Stream Fishes, July 13, 2006, updated April 2007 (PDF)

Water Supply Technical Committee Meeting 8-8-05 (PDF version of PPT presentation - 1.5 MB)

Water Supply Technical Committee Meeting 8-8-05 (PPT - 16.75 MB)


For more information:
Eric Prowell, Hydrologist
USFWS, Georgia Ecological Services
105 West Park Drive, Suite D.
Athens GA 30606
(706) 613-9493