In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated rules regarding Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) levels for three primary pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay: nitrogen, phosphorus, and total suspended sediment (TSS). The EPA required Richmond to draft Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) detailing individual pollution reduction goals and specific actions required to achieve those goals. The City of Richmond intended to complete stream restoration projects on five urban streams, including Reedy Creek. The City of Richmond commissioned Timmons Group to complete erosion analyses and recommend stream sections for restoration. The following (1) examines the relationship between spatial stream statistics and Land Cover Management practices over the current scenario and the alternative planned scenarios using the spatial statistics program iTree Hydro and (2) contains a short literature review of the relevant literature in the stream restoration field today, and connects current theories and analyses to Reedy Creek’s local context.
Poster prepared for the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone.
Ehmer, Jared Goldbach and Andrew Loesch. "Reedy Creek: A Stream Science and Spatial Statistics Approach." Poster session for Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone, University of Richmond, April 20, 2017.