aerial photo of farm"The USGS assessments of the effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems have been useful in helping us to predict and manage the future impacts of urban development and reinforces the importance of having green infrastructure to slow streamflows and protect aquatic life. Stream protection and management is a top priority of state and local officials, and the USGS findings remind us of the unintended consequences that development can have on our aquatic resources." (Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network Coordinator)

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