Savannah Water Quality River Basin

  • Zon Fact

    Forest consistently produces cleaner water than urban or artificial lands. The benefits of forest cover to raw water quality and have been studied in detail particularly in the United States.
  • Leopold Fact

    Headwater composes over 75% of the stream mileage in the United States
  • Swank and Douglass

    Forestlands sink for nutrients and atmospheric pollutants, trapping it before they enter the streams.
  • Booth Fact

    Maintaining lands in the headwater area is the best way to feasible to assure the health of headwaters and streams. The heath would also reach further down the stream. The retention of riparian buffers detention ponds cannot always protect the water quality from widespread land and development.
  • Clinton ans Vose Fact

    Forestlands prevent sedimentation to streams, consitantly produce lower turbidity.
  • Alexander Fact

    Headwater streams are the most immediate conduits of non-point source pollution. Their condition is a major determinant of the health and quality of the waters
  • Roy Fact

    Studies of streams have not shown any biological or water quality improvement
  • Tomer and Locke

    Studies support the efficacy of agricultural best manages the field or stream reach scale. The watershed-scale monitoring of BMP and water quality output of mixed land uses have been used less frequent.
  • U.S Army

    They wanted to deepen 38 miles of Savannah River, but that would increase saltwater intrusion and jeopardize freshwater marshlands. Water supplies would be endangered for communities and habitat for endangered aquatic species