Frequently Asked Questions about the GA-FIT Incentives Auction

The Georgia Flow Incentive Trust (GA-FIT) is working to improve drought response capabilities in Georgia. GA-FIT seeks to protect streams while also protecting the economic well-being of farmers. GA-FIT is conducting several projects in the Lower Flint River Basin at this time, including an auction for incentives for voluntary irrigation reduction. GA-FIT seeks to capitalize on recent data and research from the region to design a more targeted, quantified, and effective approach to agricultural water conservation during drought. The auction is focused on testing new approaches to incentives for voluntary irrigation reduction and suspension. By field-testing new incentives for drought response with real farmers, we aim to attain benefits for endangered species and water users when water is most scarce – and most needed.