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Stream Buffers

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Background Information

Riparian Buffer Powerpoint Presentation (Lin Xu, NC Division of Water Quality, June 2002): MS Powerpoint Format PDF Format

Streamlines Articles: 

Buffers Help Protect Water Quality (Vol. 1, No. 4)

Greenways and Stream Buffers (Vol. 3, No. 1)

Major Topics 

Back Issues

River Course Fact Sheet:

Natural Stream Processes (Fact Sheet No. 1)

Other Articles:

A Review of the Scientific Literature on Riparian Buffer Width, Extent and Vegetation (Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia) 

Protecting Stream and River Corridors: Creating Effective Local Riparian Buffer Ordinances (The University of Georgia) 

Vegetated Riparian Buffers and Buffer Ordinances (South Carolina)

Guidance Memorandum to Address and Mitigate Secondary and Cumulative Impacts to Aquatic and Terrestrial Wildlife Resources and Water Quality (NC Wildlife Resources Commission August 2002)

Web Links:

River Basin Center (Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia)

Aquatic Buffers Model Ordinance (US Environmental Protection Agency) 

Identification Methods for the Origins of Intermittent and Perennial Streams (NC Division of Water Quality)

Ordinances & Map: 

Chatham County Streams Map

Watershed Ordinance
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