The Joint Comprehensive Water Plan Study Committee was to develop the framework for a State Water Management Plan that would be considered by the Georgia Legislation in the 2003 and 2004 sessions. Therefore, the Committee completed its final report in August 2002. The Committee listed over 40 water issues needing review and possible changes to improve water management. For example, five of the 40 would impact agriculture including requiring flow meter management and denying new irrigation if there isn’t enough water in the aquifer. Some of the other issues included interstate water issues, water reuse, inter-basin transfer, TMDLs, and allocation of state waters. The committee also recommended the creation of an interagency water council within the state to develop priorities for non-emergency situations.