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Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States (Circular 1373)




This report is one of a series which describes major findings of the NAWQA program on water-quality issues of regional/national concern. This report presents an assessment of the effects of urban development on the hydrology, habitat, chemistry, and aquatic communities of streams in nine metropolitan areas. These comprehensive investigations describe how the effects of urbanization vary regionally, and which urban-related stressors are most closely linked to degradation of aquatic biota.

  • November 19, 2012
  • Low Impact Development
  • Non-point Source Pollution
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality
  • Watershed Management
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