The University of North Georgia Water Lab is a research facility that collects water samples from eleven sites within the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin in order to analyze the water quality with the intent to educate and inform down stream water supply users.
The UNG Water Lab will celebrate its 30th year of operation in May of 2017. In the intervening years we have created the longest standing record of baseline water quality data in the Upper Chattahoochee River above Lake Lanier.
In 2016 the Center began a new effort to restore water quality to sections of the Chestatee River currently impaired for sediment and fecal coliform bacteria. These innovative projects will apply organic mulches to degraded upland landscapes, improve dirt roads and road side ditches and work with farmers to enhance streamside forests, cattle crossings and pastures.