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Main Title Assessing hydrologic impacts of future land cover change scenarios in the San Pedro River (U.S./Mexico) /
Author Burns, I. Shea.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kepner, William G.
Sidman, G. S.
Goodrich, D. C.
Guertin, D. P.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-13/074
Stock Number PB2013-109902
OCLC Number 851078216
Additional Subjects Hydrology ; Land use ; Environmental impacts ; Arid lands ; Climates ; Demography ; Ecosystems ; Economic growth ; Housing ; Methodology ; Rivers ; Urban areas ; Watersheds ; San Pedro RIver
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-13-074 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2013-109902 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 36 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 28 cm
Long-term land-use and land cover change and their associated impacts pose critical challenges to sustaining vital hydrological ecosystem services for future generations. In this study, a methodology was developed to characterize hydrologic impacts from future urban growth through time. Future growth is represented by housing density maps generated in decadal intervals from 2010 to 2100, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Integrated Climate and Land-Use Scenarios (ICLUS) project. ICLUS developed future housing density maps by adapting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) social, economic, and demographic storylines to the conterminous United States. To characterize hydrologic impacts from future growth, the housing density maps were reclassified to National Land Cover Database (NLCD) 2006 land cover classes and used to parameterize the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) using the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool. The objectives of this project were to 1) develop and describe a methodology for adapting the ICLUS data for use in AGWA as an approach to evaluate basin-wide impacts of development on water-quantity and -quality, 2) present initial results from the application of the methodology to evaluate water scenario analyses related to a baseline condition and forecasted changes, and 3) discuss implications of the analysis for the San Pedro River Basin, an arid international watershed on the U.S./Mexico border.
"ARS/294076." Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-36).