Habitat and water quality considerations in receiving waters

Lewis L. Osborne, Edwin E. Herricks

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Abstract

Temporal issues of importance include timing, magnitude, and return frequency of flow conditions as well as duration of exposure (concentration) and return frequency of specific exposure levels. Urbanization alters flow regime and produces unit-hydrograph changes. Water quality is also altered by urban runoff, stream conditions may be dependent on both control technologies used and landuse activities present in the watershed. Spatial issues are important because biological conditions will vary with location in the watershed. This paper views the streams receiving urban runoff in the context of the total watershed. Streams should not be viewed as conduits for the transfer of runoff. Suggested mitigation and control procedures incorporate both temporal and spatial dynamic aspects of the watershed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Eng Found Conf Curr Pract Des Criter Urban Qual Control
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages29-48
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0872626954
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on Current Practice and Design Criteria for Urban Quality Control - Potosi, MO, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1988Jul 15 1988

Publication series

NameProc Eng Found Conf Curr Pract Des Criter Urban Qual Control

Other

OtherProceedings of an Engineering Foundation Conference on Current Practice and Design Criteria for Urban Quality Control
CityPotosi, MO, USA
Period7/10/887/15/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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