River Friendly Growth: Resources


Population & Growth Projections

Potomac Conservancy, County Data (sources listed in the pdf)
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-county-data

Chesapeake Bay Program, Population Figures
Produced by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and apportioned to the region by the Chesapeake Bay Program
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/indicators/indicator/chesapeake_bay_watershed_population


Impervious Surface Data

Potomac Conservancy, County Data (sources listed in the pdf)
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-county-data


Emerging Clean Water Threats

Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)
   Potomac River
   http://www.waterkeeperschesapeake.org/about-us/resources/item/57-potomac-riverkeeper

   Anacostia River
   http://www.dcwater.com/green

Drinking Water Source
www.potomacdwspp.org/aboutdocs/DWSPP_AnnualReport_2013_final.pdf

Forest Cover Loss
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/indicators/indicator/bay_watershed_forest_cover

Pollution from Urban Runoff
http://www.cbf.org/about-the-bay/issues/polluted-runoff

Stream Health Ratings in the Potomac River Watershed
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/indicators/indicator/health_of_freshwater_streams_in_the_chesapeake_bay_watershed


Local Success Stories

2013 Sustainable DC Plan
http://sustainable.dc.gov/FinalPlan

2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement
www.chesapeakebay.net/documents/FINAL_Ches_Bay_Watershed_Agreement.withsignatures-HIres.pdf

Clean Rivers Project
http://www.dcwater.com/cleanrivers

Frederick County Green Homes Challenge
www.frederickgreenchallenge.org

Maryland Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act
http://www.mdp.state.md.us/PDF/OurWork/SepticsBill/septicsLawImplementationReport20130201.pdf

Open Space Institute
http://www.osiny.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Issues_Habitat_Resilient_Landscape_Regions

Silver Metro Line
http://silverlinemetro.com/

Tysons Smart Planning Project
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/tysons/

 

Battlegrounds: Loudoun County (VA) and Frederick County (MD)

Stream Health Ratings
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-stream-health

Population Growth Projections
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-county-data

Developed Land Percentage
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-county-data

Building Guidelines, Virginia
http://jrava.org/what-we-do/va-scorecard

Building Guidelines, Maryland
http://potomac.org/esdscorecard

Impervious Surface Change maps
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-impervious

Trump National Golf Course Tree Cutting
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/12/AR2010081206471.html

Bi-County Outer Beltway
http://pecva.org/our-mission/transportation/175-outer-beltway/973-update-on-the-bi-county-parkway

Declining Water Quality
http://potomac.org/sonr2014-stream-health
www.loudoun.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5094

Weakened Stream Buffer Protections
http://friendsoffrederickcounty.org/fofc-testifies-against-weakening-waterbody-protection/

County Ignores State Anti-Sprawl Law
http://cbf.typepad.com/bay_daily/2013/01/rural-counties-refuse-to-obey-maryland-anti-sprawl-law.html

Troubled Waters
https://frederickcountymd.gov/documents/6616/6617/7903/FCSS_4Yr%20final_FredCo_FINAL_062613_201306261258070900.pdf

 

POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED, COUNTY DATA

 

STREAM HEALTH, LOUDOUN (VA) AND FREDERICK (MD) COUNTIES

 

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE CHANGE, 2006-2040

 

SUB-WATERSHED WATER QUALITY RATINGS


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