Open-File Report 2013–1157
This report emphasizes the importance of a multi-disciplinary understanding of how land use and land cover can affect regional hydrology by collaboratively investigating how increases in developed land area may affect stream discharge by evaluating
First posted August 19, 2013
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Karstensen, K.A., Shaver, D.K., Alexander, R.L, Over, T.M., and Soong, D., 2013, Land change in the Central Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion and hydrologic consequences in developed areas—1939–2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1157, 21 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1157/.
Summary of Land Change in the Central Corn Belt Plains—1939–2000
Drivers and Consequences of Land-Cover Change
Case Study: Urbanization Effects on Flood Flows in the Chicago Area
Land-Cover Class Descriptions