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Development Ordinances to Protect Streams

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Nichols, David B.
Ferguson, Bruce K.
Weinberg, Scott
Alabanza Akers, Mary Anne
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Hatcher, Kathryn J.
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Communities across the State of Georgia unknowingly contribute to nonpoint source pollution of local streams through their adopted land development ordinances. By dictating excessive quantities of impervious surfaces and the continuation of sprawling patterns of land use, these ordinances are a major factor in the degradation of local streams. This paper presents some alternatives that communities could incorporate into their own development codes to reduce the impacts of new land development
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Sponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology
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1999-03
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