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Urbanization of aquatic systems: degradation thresholds, stormwater detection, and the limits of mitigation.

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Derek B Booth, and Rhett C Jackson, 2007, Urbanization of aquatic systems: degradation thresholds, stormwater detection, and the limits of mitigation.: Journal of the American Water Resources Association , 33, no. 5 (1997): 1077-1090.

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Conclusions: The amount of upstream impervious area affects downstream fish habitat quality, channel stability, and water quality. The use of riparian buffers can reduce the magnitude of urban impacts, however, they cannot fully mitigate the impacts of upstream development in the watershed. Threshold percentages of impervious areas , as well as the percentage of forest cover in a watershed appear to be the most effective indicators of watershed health. Thresholds/Learnings: Impervious areas should be kept at or below 10% of a watershed, and forest cover should be maintained at a minimum of 65% in order to effectively mitigate the impacts of urbanization and development on watersheds. Synopsis: This paper articulates and summarizes [...]

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