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Big Walnut Creek Watershed

Scenario 3 - Consequences of Watershed Growth Over Time


Scenario 3

Growth Controls

By implementing growth controls in addition to mitigation efforts in the Big Walnut River watershed, the current overall water quality quickly begins to improve after 10 years. Additional growth regulations significantly reduced adverse affects of urbanization and even fostered better quality throughout most of the time sequence. By the end of year 50, both sites are in excellent condition.

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