Is Impervious Cover Still Important? Review of Recent Research

  title={Is Impervious Cover Still Important? Review of Recent Research},
  author={Thomas R. Schueler and Lisa Fraley-McNeal and Karen Cappiella},
  journal={Journal of Hydrologic Engineering},
The impervious cover model (ICM) has attracted considerable attention in recent years, with nearly 250 research studies testing its basic hypothesis that the behavior of urban stream indicators can be predicted on the basis of the percent impervious cover in their contributing subwatershed. The writers conducted a meta-analysis of 65 new research studies that bear on the ICM to determine the degree to which they met the assumptions of the ICM and supported or did not support its primary… 

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