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Great Miami and Loramie Creek Watershed

Scenario 1 - Consequences of Watershed Growth Over Time


Scenario 1

Increased Urbanization with No Regulations

The consequences of increased urbanization with no mitigation or growth controls are a decline in water quality throughout the Great Miami over the next 50 years. Some water degradation is apparent in each time frame. The upper section of the watershed begins with mostly poor conditions and is all in the very poor classification by the end of the 50-year time frame. The middle section that is today in the best condition, exceptional and very good, in 40 years declines to good or very good. Finally, the lower right section of the watershed today has very good water quality, but degrades to only fair water quality over the 50-year time frame. It is this section that suffers the greatest decline in water quality over time.

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