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Strategy RC1.2: Reduce the amount of land disturbed in critical watersheds through targeted development regulations.

Strategy Description

Stream buffers are one tool used to protect critical watersheds from development impacts. Local watershed protection ordinances limit land disturbances in critical watersheds. Local policies should also encourage impervious surface maximums and innovative stormwater management techniques, such as green roofs, rain gardens, pervious pavements, depressed curbs, etc.

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RC1: Sustain and enhance water quality.