Wiegert, R. G., M. Alber, C. Alexander, J. Blanton, A. Chalmers, R. Hodson, M. A. Moran, L. Pomeroy, and W. Wiebe. 1999. The Georgia Rivers LMER Program: A Comparative Study of Five Coastal Rivers. Limnologica, 29:286-292.
         In late 1994 we began to study the transport and transformation of
    materials by the five major Georgia rivers on the Atlantic coast of the
    southern USA.  The Savannah and the Altamaha are among the largest rivers
    in the eastern USA, both arising in the coastal plain. The Savannah River
    has been heavily dredged and extensively dammed, whereas the Altamaha is
    relatively undisturbed. The Ogeechee is primarily a coastal plain,
    black-water river, but a small part of its watershed is in the Piedmont
    clay-soil region. The Satilla and St. Marys are small Coastal Plain rivers
    but the St. Marys drains part of the Okefenokee Swamp and has an unusually
    low p.H.  The initial focus has been on material moving from head-of-tide
    to the coastal ocean. Here we compare the five rivers in terms of
    watershed, flow and other physical characteristics. We then summarize our
    findings on transport and transformation of organic and inorganic
    materials.  Despite the physiographic differences between the rivers, they
    show some surprising similarities in the way materials are transformed
    during transport through the land-sea margin.