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Most Pervasive and Severe Disturbances for the Central Mississippi River States

from the National Fish Habitat Partnership's 2015 Through a Fish's Eye Report

Summary

A. Pervasive disturbances: The most common disturbances based on total stream length in a given region. Top five overall most pervasive disturbances to all stream reaches, regardless of stream size and across all spatial scales (ranked highest first): Impervious surface cover Pasture and hay land use Population density Road density Low intensity urban land use Top three most pervasive disturbances to creeks (<100 km 2 watersheds) across all spatial scales : Impervious surface cover Population density Road density Top three most pervasive disturbances to rivers (>100 km 2 watersheds) across all spatial scales : Pasture and hay land use Upstream dam density Mine density. Top five most pervasive disturbances to creeks, specific [...]

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The U.S Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) to produce the 2015 report entitled, "Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2015". The information contained within this item is a product of NFHP. The Bureau is neither responsible nor liable for the accuracy or the use of the scientific content within this item. This content is considered preliminary pending subsequent review and approval.
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