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Lower Auglaize River Watershed

Final Impact Forecasts


Comparison of End Results (After 50 Years)

By comparing the current status of the Lower Auglaize River watershed with the results of the three proposed scenarios at the end of 50 years, it is evident that all scenarios will experience degradation and will result in the same poor status at the end of the time sequence. It is obvious that unregulated growth provides no protection against water quality decline throughout the watershed. However, some mitigation and/or growth control measures are able to reduce the severity of the water quality decline. In this scenario, implementing stronger mitigation efforts in conjunction with growth controls would more positively affect both the rate and the degree of decline.

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


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