Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems (Spanish)

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According to scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey storm runoff from heavier than normal rainfall this fall in Puerto Rico has contributed to large streamflows in urban streams.  Impervious surfaces convey stormwater rapidly to streams.  This stormwater can also contain fertilizers and insecticides used along roads and on lawns, parks and golf courses.  In a new USGS audio podcast of a Spanish-language interview by Susan Soltero on Radio Walo (Humacao, Puerto Rico), scientists Pedro Diaz, Wade Bryant, Tom Cuffney, and Jerry McMahon note how even the early stages of urban development can disrupt the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of streams.


Episode Number: 2

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Location Taken: US


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