Evaluation of the Long-term Impacts of Urbanization on the Physical Characteristics of Piedmont Headwater Streams
Bourne, Robert L.
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A field study has been initiated to measure and evaluate long-term changes in channel cross-sections, bank and channel scouring, streambed composition, longitudinal reach profiles, plan-form dimensions, land cover to document the long-term response of a Piedmont headwater stream to urbanization. This case study will evaluate the rate and interrelationship of those changes over time and in comparison to a comparable relatively undisturbed control stream and a stream draining a nearly fully developed urban watershed.