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Contributions of urban land use to stream water quality

David Lain Davis

Contributions of urban land use to stream water quality

a thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Delaware for the degree of Master of Civil Engineering.

by David Lain Davis

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Published by University of Delaware, Department of Civil Engineering in Newark (Del.) .
Written in English


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[Sponsored by Office of Water Research and Technology, Washington, DC]

ContributionsUnited States. Office of Water Research and Technology., University of Delaware. Department of Civil Engineering.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 139 leaves :
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13712678M

Land Use and Water Quality Forests, wetlands and open ground are vital to the health of waterways, allowing soil and vegetation to filter rainwater before it enters local streams or rivers. This role is so important that in areas where 10% or more of the ground is covered with waterproof surfaces, such as asphalt or rooftops, water quality is. The use of innovative land use planning and urban design, during both development and redevelopment, that results in use patterns and development with a low-impact on water resources. Water quality impacts of land use plans should be fully quantified and balanced with point source and stormwater discharge limits.

Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.   How to cite this article: Xiao, R. et al. Multi-scale analysis of relationship between landscape pattern and urban river water quality in different seasons. Sci. Rep. 6 Cited by:

Hence, a good way to protect water quality is to undertake wise land-use planning that recognizes sensitive areas in watersheds. Perhaps the most important factors are for humans to use chemicals properly, dispose of wastes properly, and minimize pathways by which household chemicals reach streams.   Land-use changes often affect the water quality over a long historical period (Garnier et al. ) and future land-use changes will exacerbate the water quality problems (Whitehead et al. ). The changes in ecosystem goods and services that result from land-use change revert on the drivers of land-use change (Lambin et al. ).Cited by: 4.


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Contributions of urban land use to stream water quality by David Lain Davis Download PDF EPUB FB2

Urban Land Use and Water Quality Wherever you live, there’s a creek or stream near you. The eighty percent of Americans who live in metropolitan areas are often unaware of the network of urban creeks—many teeming with life—that weaves through our cities and town.

Many of these anthropogenic influ- ences are part of the larger process of catchment land use or land cover change that can affect water quality in. Urban hydrologists have increasingly focused on the water-quality implications of the expanding urban area and have sought to find ways of mitigating the risk of degradation to water bodies and their in-stream habitats (Walsh et al.O’Driscoll et al.

Cited by: There are numerable variables that influence water quality. An attempt is made in this study to isolate land use density and riparian forest buffers as influential elements that affect water quality. Macroinvertebrate community structure is the tool used to evaluate the influence of land use density and riparian forest buffers on water quality.

Concentrations of total copper, iron, and lead in samples from each of the three streams at times exceeded State water quality standards as did concentrations of total zinc in samples from both Smith and Marsh Creeks. Successively lower aquatic invertebrate taxa richness was found in the forested, the agricultural, and the urban watershed streams.

City of Bellingham Urban Streams Monitoring Program Report 7 S tream hydrology data provide in-formation for developing restora-tion strategies, determining the adequacy of stormwater infrastructure and assessing land use impacts to stream flows.

The City of Bellingham Storm and Surface Water Util. While water quality impacts are often unobserved by the general public, other storm water impacts are more visible. Stream channel erosion and channel bank scour provide direct evidence of water quantity impacts caused by urban storm water. Urban runoff increases directly with imperviousness and the degree of watershed development.

For this project, three smaller subcatchments within the urban catchment were identified for more detailed investigations into effects of increasing urban density on water quality. Automatic monitoring stations were established at the outlet of each area to record rainfall, stream-flow and a number of water quality by: 2.

In urban areas of Bangladesh, the national coverage of water is 86% (WHO/UNICEF ), of which 32% is lidded by piped coverage, but the quality of those piped water supply remains questionable Author: Asha Gupta. Nitrate can originate from domestic sewage and lawn fertilizers in residential areas, and from crop fertilizers and manure in agricultural areas.

Land-use data on population, housing density, and agricultural practices can provide reliable indications of the likelihood of nitrate contamination of underlying aquifers. “Land use” is the term used to describe the human use of land.

It represents the economic and cultural activities (e.g., agricultural, residential, industrial, mining, and recreational uses) that are practiced at a given place.

Public and private lands frequently represent very different uses. For example, urban development seldom occurs on. Executive SummaryBackground.—Pesticide results from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) are used for water-quality assessments by many agencies and organizations.

The USGS is committed to providing data of the highest possible quality to the consumers of its data. A cooperator’s inquiries about specific. Water Res. Jul;44(14) doi: / Epub Jun 4. Linking land-use type and stream water quality using spatial data of fecal indicator bacteria and heavy metals in the Yeongsan river basin.

Kang JH(1), Lee SW, Cho KH, Ki SJ, Cha SM, Kim by: Balancing conflicting urban and agricultural water demands. Influence of air and ground-water and surface-water interactions on water quality. Effects of agricultural drainage, irrigation, and return flow on water quality.

Development and implementation of innovative farming techniques to conserve soil and water and to improve water quality. Effects of urban land-use change on streamflow and water quality in Oakland County, Michigan,as inferred from urban gradient and temporal Scientific Investigations Report [Aichele, Stephen S.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Effects of urban land-use change on streamflow and water quality in Oakland County, Michigan, Author: Stephen S. Aichele. The intent of this book is to allow development to occur while minimiz-ing the impact on water resources, especially streams.

This book defines Ohio’s standards and specifications for stormwater practices implemented during land development. It is an update of the previous Rainwater and Land Development book completed in January File Size: KB.

Aichele, S. Effects of urban land-use change on stream flow and water quality in Oakland County, Michigan, –, as inferred from urban gradient and temporal analysis. US Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report. US Geological by: 4. Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning Wenche Dramstad.

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This research attempted to use a comprehensive approach to examine the hydrologic effects of land use at both a regional and a local scale. Statistical and spatial analyses were employed to examine the statistical and spatial relationships of land use and the flow and water quality in receiving waters on a regional scale in the State of by: It has been widely accepted that there is a close relationship between the land use type and water quality.

There have been some researches on this relationship from the perspective of the spatial configuration of land use in recent years. This study aims to analyze the influence of various land use types on the water quality within the Chaohu Lake Basin based on the water quality Cited by:.

The rapid conversion of land to urban and suburban areas has profoundly altered how water flows during and following storm events, putting higher volumes of water and more pollutants into the nation's rivers, lakes, and estuaries.

These changes have degraded water quality and habitat in virtually every urban stream system.The level of impact on water quality becomes higher as land uses intensify through the spectrum of agriculture, timber harvesting, housing, industry, and roads.

Land conversion of Vermont farms and forests from to reveals an increase of 74, acres of land developed for building sites (Bolduc, et al., ). Of these, anFile Size: 1MB.It is the NRCS role to provide national leadership and technical assistance for the conservation of our natural resources to ensure the continued production of food and fiber.

Major land use natural resource concerns include: (1) erosion by wind and water, (2) maintaining and enhancing soil quality, (3) water quality and quantity, (4) plant.