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Land change in the Central Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion and hydrologic consequences in developed areas: 1939-2000

Open-File Report 2013-1157

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Abstract

This report emphasizes the importance of a multi-disciplinary understanding of how land use and land cover can affect regional hydrology by collaboratively investigating how increases in developed land area may affect stream discharge by evaluating land-cover change from 1939 to 2000, urban housing density data from 1940 to 2010, and changes in annual peak streamflow from water years 1945 to 2009. The results and methods crosscut two mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (Climate and Land Use, Water) and can be used to better assess developed land change and hydrologic consequences, which can be used to better assess future management and mitigation strategies.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Land change in the Central Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion and hydrologic consequences in developed areas: 1939-2000
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2013-1157
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
vi, 21 p.
Time Range Start:
1939-01-01
Time Range End:
2000-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Illinois;Indiana;Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Central Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion
Online Only (Y/N):
Y