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

by Marcia Smith,
David Bleil,
James Ahl,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

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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