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    Mattawoman Creek Stream Valley Delineation

    USACOE Watershed Management Plan recommended that Charles County more precisely determine the boundary of the Mattawoman Stream Valley using high-resolution elevation data, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data, as a priority in planning to protect water quality for Mattawoman Creek. This Mattawoman Creek Stream Delineation project sought to define the boundary of the…

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    Jack Lynch – Stream Buffer Research & Advocacy

    Stream Buffer Researchcompiled by Jack Lynch during the development of Frederick county’s Stream Protection Ordinance.

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    Frederick County Stream Protection Ordinance

    Frederick County adopted a new stream protection ordinance in August of 2008. This document includes not only the Zoning Text amendment but also the supporting studies, scientific literature and other codes + ordinances.

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    Carroll County Water Resource Management Manual

    Carroll County calculates a variable stream buffer on all streams, including intermittent streams. These are verified through a County approved environmental site delineation. The average stream valley slope is measured 100 ft, perpendicularly, from the edge of the stream bank. Then, the stream buffer is calculated by adding 2 ft for each one percent of…

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    Benefits of Riparian Areas & Stream Buffers

    A paper from Tompkins County, Ithaca, New York on Enhancing Water Resources. Benefits discussed include Habitat & Biodiversity, Stream Stabilty, Water Quality & Financial Savings. Recommendations on Buffer width are on pp 8 & 9.

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    Riparian Setbacks – Technical info for Decision-makers

    A good science synthesis out of Ohio that covers ecosystem services rationales for protecting riparian buffers and considerations for local governments to implement ordinances. Details on width are around page number 39 (p. 46 in the pdf page count) and include summaries of studies that have surveyed widths in buffer ordinances. It includes references to…

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    Appropriate Riparian Forest Buffer Widths and Functions

    Riparian forest buffers are one of the most significant best management practices used by the Chesapeake Bay Program to achieve nutrient reduction in the Bay watershed. Riparian forest buffers are linear bands of trees and other vegetation of various widths located on the edge of a waterway. They serve as an interface between aquatic and…

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    Riparian Buffer Width – Science & Regs Review

    EPA 2005 Report: Riaprian Buffer Width, Vegetative Cover, and Nitrogen Removal Effectiveness: A review of Current Science and Regulations

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    Wenger: Riparian Buffer Literature Review

    In this 1999 study, over 140 articles and books were reviewed to establish a legally-defensible basis for determining riaprian buffer width, extent and vegetation

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    Conservation Thresholds for Land Use Planners

    Conservation Thresholds for Land Use Planners provides a review and synthesis of information from the most up-to-date scientific literature to provide basic thresholds to land use planners to rely upon when making decisions affecting biodiversity. With more than 1,400 papers and abstracts reviewed for the project and a total of 160 papers selected for inclusion…

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