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Lower Auglaize River Watershed

Scenario 1 - Consequences of Watershed Growth Over Time


Scenario 1

Increased Urbanization with No Regulations

Water quality throughout the Lower Auglaize River watershed will decrease over the next 50 years in the presence of increased urbanization with no mitigation or growth controls. Although degradation is apparent within the first 10 years, it stabilizes over time. Currently, the watershed is in fair condition. However, with continued increased urbanization without any regulations, the watershed quickly deteriorates to poor status. After only 10 years, the sampled site of the watershed is in poor condition.

Current Status 10 Years 20 Years
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