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Upper Great Miami River Watershed

Scenario 3 - Consequences of Watershed Growth Over Time

Scenario 3

Growth Controls

Growth controls in addition to mitigation efforts implemented in the Upper Great Miami River watershed succeed in increasing or retaining the current water quality status of most sections in the watershed. Additional growth regulations significantly reduce the adverse affects of urbanization. Similar to scenario 2, The status of 10-30 year projections are better than the current conditions, where the same area declines from fair to poor in years 40 and 50. Although this watershed is not highly sensitive to development, growth controls and mitigation efforts have assisted in keeping degradation in check throughout much of the forecasted time frame.

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

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