As a follow up to the 2007 drought and water scarcity in GA and especially in North GA, there is a greater need of creating water reservoirs. The objective of this study is to use geospatial technology and environmental skills to find suitable locations in North GA for building water reservoirs to serve primarily for recreational and water storage. In order to determine reservoir suitable sites in North Georgia, a geospatial model was created with ArcGIS 9.3 Model Builder based on land use, DEM (Digital Elevation Model), Census Data, and orthoimagery. Buffers of different distances were created based on airport sites, population density, landfill and industrial waste sites, U.S forestry and national parks, railroads, and major roadways of North Georgia, which were designated as unsuitable areas for probable reservoir locations. The areas outside of the buffers are suitable sites for reservoir development. Peck’s Mill Watershed, located in Lumpkin County was chosen as the most suitable location for building the reservoir. Then the suitable areas were surveyed using a DEM to find the best location to build a dam for the reservoir. The dam height was determined based on the amount of direct runoff coming from the above catchment area to the dam location and keeping in prospective to have the reservoir filled in four years maximum. A geospatial model was developed to calculate the runoff using the SCS method (average intensity of rainfall and Curve Number). Based on the dam height, the reservoir impounding volume was calculated. The total runoff was divided with the proposed impounding volume to determine the years it will take to fill in the reservoir. Once the reservoir is chosen, land parcel data was analyzed to determine the cost to acquire land for reservoir development. Two pool lines, based on the time it takes to reach storage capacity, were chosen to determine the cost effectiveness of purchasing one reservoir site as opposed to purchasing the other reservoir site.