Runoff? In Our Waters?
It's more likely than you think.
The Flint Water Crisis
Urban water runoff affects the water quality of many areas, such as coastlines, lakes, and even freshwater rivers. One runoff problem that is most known to those in America is the crisis in Flint, Michigan. With a population of roughly 96 thousand, their switch from the Detroit water system to the Flint River water system caused lead concentrations to rise dramatically, as well as health issues.
But here, we will be giving a brief overview.
Here's more on what urban runoff can do in other communities:
Ryan H. Dwight investigates the coastal water quality in association with local water runoff in Orange County
Scientists look to find the cause and the corresponding effects of Urban runoff from storms, as runoff is arguably one the greatest causes for air pollution within urban areas of Shenzhen, China.
By incorporating both remote sensing and geographic information systems, scientists attempt to identify the potential relationship between urban growth near the Zhujiang Delta and surface runoff as well as the relationship between urban growth and rainfall-runoff over the span of 8 years from 1989 to 1997.
A major underlying issue within the Southern California community is the concern over urban runoff from storm drains into marine recreational waters. The real concern over this runoff comes from the health risk that arises from the water quality and how this can ultimately affect swimmers and bathers.
Can the incorporation of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) help identify the potential relationship between urban growth near the Zhejiang Delta and surface runoff as well as the relationship between urban growth and rainfall runoff over the span of 8 years from 1989 to 1997?