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Blanchard River Watershed

Final Impact Forecasts


Comparison of End Results (After 50 Years)

By comparing the current status of the Blanchard River watershed with the results of the three proposed scenarios at the end of 50 years, it is evident that all scenarios exhibited change by the end of the time sequence. It is obvious that unregulated growth provides no protection against water quality decline throughout the watershed. With the addition of mitigation, the eventual outcomes were the same. However, by adding growth control measures to mitigation efforts, the sampled sites were able to reach good status by the end of the time sequence.

Current Status Scenario 1
Unregulated
Growth
Scenario 2
Mitigation
Incorporated
Scenario 3
Mitigation &
Growth Control


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