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Ottawa River Watershed

Scenario 1 - Consequences of Watershed Growth Over Time

Scenario 1

Increased Urbanization with No Regulations

Water quality throughout the Ottawa River watershed will steadily decrease over the next 50 years in the presence of increased urbanization with no mitigation or growth controls. Although already ranging from fair to very poor, substantial degradation is apparent in each time frame after 10 years. At the end of 50 years, every sampled site's quality has significantly declined.

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