Dam Removal Toolkit

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Clean Water Act and Permitting

For a general overview of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, click here! For a description of the 404(q) process (the process that kicks in when the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disagree over issuing a permit), click here! Have you heard the term 401 certification? This is the process by which the State of Georgia gives water quality certification for a proposed permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more info, click here!

River Network has a great online tutorial to help you learn the ins-and-outs of the Clean Water Act.

Wetlands and General Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has lots of great information and fact sheets about wetlands in general at: https://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands. As most (if not all) reservoir projects in Georgia have some impact on wetlands, the regulatory system related to wetlands applies as part of the reservoir permitting process.