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Effects of urban development on stream ecosystems alongthe Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and Wyoming

Fact Sheet 2006-3083

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a study from 2002 through 2003 through its National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program to determine the effects of urbanization on the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of stream ecosystems along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The objectives of the study were to (1) examine physical, chemical, and biological responses at sites ranging from minimally to highly developed; (2) determine the major physical, chemical, and landscape variables affecting aquatic communities at these sites; and (3) evaluate the relevance of the results to the management of water resources in the South Platte River Basin.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of urban development on stream ecosystems alongthe Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and Wyoming
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3083
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description:
4 p.
Number of Pages:
4