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Conceptual model for transferring information between small watersheds

Environmental Geology

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DOI: 10.1007/s00254-003-0872-4

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Abstract

Stream and watershed management and restoration can be greatly facilitated through use of physiographic landform classification to organize and communicate natural resource, hazard, and environmental information at a broad scale (1:250,000) as illustrated by the Piedmont and Coastal Plain Provinces in Maryland, or at a small scale (1:24,000) as illustrated using divisions and zones combined with a conceptual model. The conceptual model brings together geology, surficial processes, landforms and land use change information at the small watershed scale and facilitates transfer of information from one small watershed to another with similar geology and landforms. Stream flow, sediment erosion, and water quality illustrate the use of the model.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Conceptual model for transferring information between small watersheds
Series title:
Environmental Geology
DOI:
10.1007/s00254-003-0872-4
Volume
45
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Geology
First page:
190
Last page:
197
Number of Pages:
8