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Nov 30 2012

Urban Streams

A USGS video about connecting people and urban streams outlines the importance of habitat to the health of streams and shows examples of connecting people to urban streams through rehabilitation efforts across the USA.

An important part of rehabilitation projects is measuring success. Monitoring flow, water quality, habit and biological characteristics before, during and after rehabilitation activities are especially critical for projects where there is a high risk to infrastructure or endangered species. For urban streams hope for habitat is all about connections, reconnecting the continuum of habitats that streams provide from their head water to mouths, reconnecting streams to flood plains and wetlands and most importantly, reconnecting people with each other and their streams.

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