Analyzing Water Balances and Ranking Maryland's Watersheds Related to Growth, Development and Loss of Habitat

by Marcia Smith,
David Bleil,
James Ahl,



Abstract: One hundred thirty three watersheds comprising the entire state were analyzed for surface and ground water balance. Census population figures (1990) were allocated to the watersheds. Population projections through the year 2020 were likewise allocated. Watersheds having potential water supply problems related to population growth and land development were identified.

Subject Headings: Watersheds | Population projection | Groundwater | Water supply | Land use | Water balance | Aquatic habitats | Maryland | United States | North America

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