||Inland Lake Watershed Analysis. A Planning and Management Approach.
Marsh, William M. ;
Borton, Thomas E. ;
Johnson, Anne K. ;
Kubany., David J. ;
||Michigan Univ.-Flint. Dept. of Physical Geography. ;Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. Applied Environmental Research.;Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Lansing. Inland Lake Management Unit.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Ill. Region V.
Inland waterways ;
Water quality management ;
Land development ;
Water management(Administrative) ;
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The quality of water in an inland lake is closely related to environmental conditions in the watershed. As development takes place, these conditions usually deteriorate causing a decline in lake water quality. Planning and management of the watershed are essential to maintenance of lake water quality, but this requires a reliable information base and a methodology for watershed analysis. Lake area citizens can make important contributions toward the development of an information system on the watershed and shoreline. An analysis methodology can be formulated if the watershed is subdivided into two types of drainage areas: sub-basin and shoreland. The relative influence of sub-basins on the lake can be computed on the basis of land use, surface cover, and drainage features, and the capacity of shorelands to accommodate development can be defined on the basis of topography and drainage of frontage property. Planning and management guidelines should be designed to minimize the influence on the lake of the land use in sub-basins and shorelands.