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INCORPORATING RIPARIAN BUFFER METRICS INTO THE USGS SOUTHEAST SPARROW MODEL
Riparian zones serve an important role in the ecological landscape. They serve as habitat for wildlife, prevent erosion, and act as buffers to help reduce and filter the amount of pollutants entering surface waters. The ...
Potomac Watershed Priority Lands Strategy: Conserving lands to benefit drinking water quality
Rapid development in the Potomac watershed – the conversion of forests to agricultural, suburban, and urban land — threatens water quality. Similarly, strategic land conservation can protect water quality. Inspired by examples ...
Responsible Development in Tulum, Mexico: Considering Water Quality and Subaqueous Cave Locations
Development is rapidly occurring along the Mayan Riviera in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with little regard to environmental regulations or wellbeing. In particular, fresh water must be considered when planning for future ...