||Integrating build-out analysis and water quality modeling to predict the environmental impacts of alternative development scenarios /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program,
Land use--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Planning. ;
Environmental impact analysis--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ;
Land use--Planning. ;
Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay ;
Land development ;
Water qaulity management ;
Regional planning ;
Environmental impacts ;
Environmental protection ;
Land use ;
Geographic information systems ;
Mathematical models ;
Chesapeake Bay Program
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||126 pages ; 28 cm.
This report provides background information on the use of build-out analysis and water quality/environmental modeling as land planning and water quality predictive management tools. It also provides information helpful in assessing the utility of certain versions of these tools for use by the Chesapeake Bay Program in meeting the goals set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and elsewhere. This report provides background information helpful in determining if some form of build-out analysis/water quality modeling methodology exists that could help meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Program. It contains summaries of fourteen build-out analyses that have been conducted in various regions of the United States, including the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to predict the character of future landscapes of specific land areas such as watersheds and counties. A number of these analyses also modeled impacts on water quality or other environmental attributes that might result from the predicted changes in landscapes. In addition, the report provides general background information on both build-out analysis and water quality and enviroinmental modeling, including a discussion of the purposes for these types of tools and models, brief descriptions of common versions of each, and alternative ways they can be applied to meet typical objectives.
Cover title. "March, 1998." "EPA 903-R-97-018." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.