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Main Title Effects of Land Use Change on the Hydrology of an Urban Watershed.
Author Wallac, James R. ;
CORP Author Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta. Environmental Resources Center.
Year Published 1971
Report Number ERC-0871; DI-14-31-0001-3167; OWRR-G-1786(3167); 04126,; OWRR-C-1786(3167)(3)
Stock Number PB-206 426
Additional Subjects ( Watersheds ; Land use) ; ( Flood control ; Urban areas) ; Rainfall ; Surface water runoff ; Storms ; Summer ; Georgia ; Peachtree Creek ; Nancy Creek ; Atlanta(Georgia)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-206 426 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 79p
Historical changes in the pattern of land use and the effect of these changes on floods along Peachtree and Nancy Creeks, streams flowing through metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, are analyzed and discussed. Land-use patterns in the watershed were determined at several points in time. Rainfall and runoff data were analyzed to determine the changes in hydrologic characteristics of the watershed effected by the changes in land use. Clearly, urbanization was found to affect the seasonal distribution of runoff. Overall, the study shows that urbanization of the watershed has increased storm runoff in the dry months, decreased base flow in the wet months and significantly increased the peak runoff from summer storms. (Author)