Overview of urban drainage impacts on aquatic habitat: En13-5/05-163E-PDF

"Urban drainage impacts on aquatic habitat are discussed under five major headings affecting the biological community performance: food (energy) sources, water quality, habitat structure, flow regime, and biotic interactions. Among these factors, perhaps the best understood one is stormwater quality. On the other hand-, the changes in the (physical) aquatic habitat structure resulting from urbanization and stormwater discharges are the least understood and require further study. Promising approaches to mitigating the adverse drainage impacts on habitat include preservation of natural drainage features, sustainable development or redevelopment of urban areas, and balanced applications of stormwater management practices"--p. 1.

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Title Overview of urban drainage impacts on aquatic habitat
Series Title NWRI contribution ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada]. Cover title.
Date [2005].
Number of Pages 10 p.
Catalogue Number
  • En13-5/05-163E-PDF
Subject Terms Aquatic ecosystems, Water management, Urban development