Examining the effects of the Metropolitan River Protection Act on land cover trends along the Chattahoochee River
Mumford, Karen G.
Kramer, Elizabeth A.
Kundell, James E.
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Analyses of land cover trends were conducted to assess the effectiveness of land use policies required in the Metropolitan River Protection Act along two reaches of the Chattahoochee River. Preliminary findings indicate that the Act may be playing a key role in protecting natural vegetation, particularly within the setback area. Protection of an undisturbed vegetative buffer along the river likely plays an important role in protecting water quality. Finer scale analyses of specific developments along the river would complement this analysis.