Water Quality Protection Value

Resource Lands Assessment for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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Chesapeake Bay Program
A Watershed Partnership

Data Sources: Chesapeake Bay Program

For more information, visit www.chesapeakebay.net
Disciaimer: www.chesapeakebay.netAermsofuse.htm

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Water Quality Protection Value

Highest Water Quality Value

Lowest Water Quality Value
County Boundary

The Water Quality model aims to identify
forests and wetlands important in protecting
water quality and sustaining watershed integrity.

This "watershed value" is based on physical
and biological functions that store precipitation,
retain and assimilate nutrients, moderate runoff,
protect soils and maintain important critical
landscape functions such as those of riparian buffers.

Atlantic
Ocean

Created by JW. 1/24/08	UTM Zone 18N, NAD 83


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