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Environmental Resources Technical Report

Eastern Montgomery County Master Plan Areas, August 1996

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Details of Publication
Introduction
Natural Resources of Eastern Montgomery County
Major Environmental Planning/Resource Management Issues
Environmental Protection in Eastern Montgomery County
Appendix
References
List of Figures
List of Tables

Details of Publication

Introduction

Natural Resources of Eastern Montgomery County

Geology, Soils and Topography

  • Conditions in the Piedmont
  • Conditions in the Coastal Plan

Ground Water Resources
Forests and Vegetation
Rivers and Their Watersheds

  • Northwest Branch
  • Sligo Creek
  • Paint Branch
  • Little Paint Branch
  • Patuxent River

Wetlands

Major Environmental Planning/Resource Management Issues
Water Quality

  • Watershed Management: Historical Account of Government Action
  • Water Quality & Habitat Conditions in Anacostia Tributaries of Eastern MC
    • Northwest Branch
    • Sligo Creek
    • Paint Branch
    • Little Paint Branch
  • Water Quality in the Patuxent River Basin
  • Sensitive Areas Protection
  • Habitat Preservation and Forest Conservation
  • Air Quality
  • Public Utilities and Solid Waste
    • Water Supply
    • Sewerage Systems
    • Solid Waste Management
  • Noise

Environmental Protection In Eastern Montgomery County

Approach to Water Resources Protection in Master Planning

  • Environmental Preservation Areas
  • Special Protection Areas
  • Regular Protection Areas
  • Environmental Restoration Areas
  • Applying the Approach to Eastern Montgomery County

Water Resources Issues by Watershed

  • Northwest Branch
  • Sligo Creek
  • Paint Branch
  • Little Paint Branch
  • Patuxent River

Habitat Preservation
Forest Conservation
Greenways
Air Quality
Public Utilities and Solid Waste
Noise Attenuation
Civic Involvement

Appendix

Factors that Contribute to the Degradation of a Stream System

  • Change in Land Use
  • Impervious Surfaces
  • Stormwater Runoff
  • Sediment Loads
  • Species Diversity and Composition of the Stream Community

Assessing Urbanization Impacts on a Stream System

  • Stream Monitoring
  • Level of Watershed Imperviousness

Techniques for Reducing Urbanization Impacts on Streams

  • Land Use Controls
  • Best Management Practices

Methodology and Technical Approach of Study

  • Defining Subwatersheds
  • Compiling Stream Quality Data
  • Calculating Existing Subwatershed Imperviousness
  • Projecting Subwatershed Imperviousness

References

List of Figures

  1. Master Plan Areas
  2. Forest Cover
  3. Chesapeake Bay Regional map
  4. Watersheds
  5. Northwest Branch
  6. Sligo Creek
  7. Paint Branch
  8. Little Paint Branch
  9. Patuxent River
  10. 1990 Traffic Noise Impact Areas
  11. Projected Protection Approach
  12. Environmental Protection Approach
  13. Potential Greenways

List of Tables

  1. Eastern Montgomery County Wetlands
  2. 1990 Land Cover Conditions
  3. Summary of Northwest Branch Water Quality Monitoring
  4. Summary of Sligo Creek Water Quality Monitoring
  5. Summary of Paint Branch Water Quality Monitoring
  6. Summary of Little Paint Branch Water Quality Monitoring
  7. Freshwater Fish Collected in Little Paint Branch in Fairland Rec. Park, 1990-91
  8. Summary of Patuxent River Watershed Studies
  9. Local Environmental Regulatory Responsibilities
  10. Decision Matrix for Applying Environmental Categories
  11. Imperviousness Factors by Zone

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