Water Quantity and Quality at the Urban – Rural Interface

  title={Water Quantity and Quality at the Urban – Rural Interface},
  author={Ge Sun and B. Graeme Lockaby},
Population growth and urban development dramatically alter natural watershed ecosystem structure and functions and stress water resources. We review studies on the impacts of urbanization on hydrologic and biogeochemical processes underlying stream water quantity and water quality issues, as well as water supply challenges in an urban environment. We conclude that converting forest lands to urban uses increases stormflow rates and volumes, alters baseflow dynamics, and degrades water quality by… CONTINUE READING
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