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Lower Olentangy River Watershed

Scenario 2 - Consequences of Watershed Growth Over Time


Scenario 2

Increased Urbanization with Land Use Mitigation Efforts

Addressing some of the consequences of increased urbanization with land use mitigation efforts results in a reduced amount of water quality degradation in the Lower Olentangy River watershed over the next 50 years. Generally, the current status remains throughout the first 10 years, but sharply declines by 20 years. At 30 years and beyond, the all the areas approach very poor conditions. Change is evident after 10 years, but careful attention should be given to the watershed after 20 years.

Current Status 10 Years 20 Years
30 Years 40 Years 50 Years



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