Quantifying Land Cover Change in Urban Lake Watersheds

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Urban development is known to impose stress on surface waters, often by dramatically altering water chemistry (Howell et al., 2012; Ren et al., 2014). To examine whether urban expansion within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is driving observed changes in water quality in a set of ~50 lakes, land cover change within their watersheds over […]

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Delineating Urban Lake Watersheds using Arc Hydro

Posted 8 months ago

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Many natural and anthropogenic processes occurring within a lake’s watershed directly affect lake water quality (Soranno et al., 2015). As such, delineating the bounds of a lake’s watershed is often the first step towards identifying factors driving changes in water quality over time. This critical step can be achieved with the help of Arc Hydro, […]

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