Losing Life

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Sensitive organisms die off with increased land use. For more information, see Land Use and Stream Health and What is Stream Health?

Wild (Reference)

A typical stream in a wild (reference) watershed contains 12 different types of sensitive organisms:

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Upper Doyles River

Rural

A typical stream in a rural watershed contains 8 different kinds of sensitive organisms:

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Moormans River

Exurban

A typical stream in an exurban watershed contains 7 different kinds of sensitive organisms:

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Mechunk Creek

Suburban

A typical stream in a suburban watershed contains 5 different kinds of sensitive organisms:

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Ivy Creek

Urban

A typical stream in an urban watershed contains 1 kind of sensitive organism.

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Meadow Creek