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File #: 2021-2997    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 8/13/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All United States Geological Survey (USGS) 5-Year Agreement
Attachments: 1. JFA DeKalb County Scope of Work_FY 2022-2026, 2. Joint Funding Agreement 22MPJFAG0000200_Dekalb County

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Watershed Management

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): All
United States Geological Survey (USGS) 5-Year Agreement
Body

Information Contact: David Hayes
Phone Number: 770-414-6240

PURPOSE:
To consider extending the term for five (5) years and increase the contract amount in accordance with the Statement of Work for the intergovernmental agency agreement (Agreement Number 1032043 (formerly 11-800792)) for water quality trend monitoring as part of the hydraulic monitoring network with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for DeKalb County; and to consider authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute the necessary documents for this program.

NEED/IMPACT:
The purpose of the project is to assist in the compliance with the Municipal Separate Storm Water System (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Compliance, fulfill the water quality monitoring activities of DeKalb's Countywide Watershed Protection Plan and to meet the requirements of the Metropolitan North Georgia Planning District (MNGWPD). This monitoring program provides comprehensive and consistent hydrologic and water-quality data that is used to protect and enhance the streams in DeKalb County. The water quality monitoring network will be combined with stream gages and instream monitoring to provide data on stream flow and rainfall to runoff relations on a real time basis. These data can also be used for flood warning and emergency management; drought monitoring; water-supply and wastewater planning and operations; evaluation of watershed effects on water quantity; and are a critical component in the computation of constituent loads to see how changes in a watershed over time impact receiving streams.

The proposed partnership agreement with the USGS to implement this monitoring network will cost $5,920,670 over five years, which includes the mainten...

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