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% imperviousRestored floodplain functions, providing adequate sediment, water and nutrient supplySCAG?Water SuppliesNatural Disturbance
% precip captured by landscape for rechargeMaximum safe recharge of native water supply to groundwater basinsGWAM model (in-house LASGRWC)Water SuppliesNatural Disturbance
Accessible Open Space/Recreational OpportunitiesAbundant recreational opportunites in stream and river corridorsIndex of park poverty to goals for 1/4 mile access and space per capitaCivic EngagementHuman Needs
Accessible Water/ Recreational ActivitiesAbundant recreational opportunities in stream and river corridors (no crowding, enough parking, no trash)Index water recreaton to potential for the sub-watershed areaHuman NeedsNone
Aesthetics-Acceptance of Native LandscapesBeautiful, safe and inviting spaces adjoining waterwaysuse photos of infiltration retrofits, seasonal fluctuations in native landscapes, houses with native vegetationHuman NeedsCivic Engagement
Aesthetics-Built EnvironmentBeautiful, safe and inviting spaces adjoining waterways Human NeedsCivic Engagement
Aesthetics-Connection to PlaceBeautiful, safe and inviting spaces adjoining waterwaysthis may be as basic as, do you know there is a river x or stream y in your neighborhood, do you ever visit it?Human NeedsCivic Engagement
Aesthetics-Natural FeaturesBeautiful, safe and inviting spaces adjoining waterwayscould be either based in survey of humans or a survey of landscapes, with aesthetic values pre-set from other studies.Human NeedsCivic Engagement
Air ChemistryAir deposition of metals and nitrogen compounds is reduced below levels that cause harm.N, metals, organics, fine particles, ozone, aerosol pollutantsHuman NeedsDiverse Habitat
Air Physical PropertiesAir deposition of metals and nitrogen compounds is reduced below levels that cause harm.N, metals, organics, fine particles, ozone, aerosol pollutantsHuman NeedsDiverse Habitat
Amount of LID in watershedMaximum safe recharge of native water supply to groundwater basins; reduction in flood risk Water SuppliesHuman Needs
Aquatic CommunitiesAdaptive capacity and resilience in the community of species such that populations are both dynamic and stable with respect to the ecosystem.BMI, periphyton, native fishDiverse HabitatNone
Aquatic InvasivesInvasive species are not dominating or increasing in the ecosystem.presence in water bodies & wetlandsDiverse HabitatWater Supplies
Aquifer volume inaccessible due to pollutantsGroundwater safe for drinking Water SuppliesHuman Needs
Civic EngagementCommunity members understand the full range of physical, natural, and cultural assets within the community and express commitment to shared stewardship of the commons.presence / absence of community group effortsCivic EngagementHuman Needs
Compliance with water quality regulationsRecycled water provided for maximum benefit of people and ecosystems# of NOVs per yearHuman NeedsNone
Cooling Degree Days  Natural DisturbanceNone
detention/retention basin cap vs. bio-retention caDebris (or detention) basins provide multiple benefits with addition of native habitat and management agreements that allow for both functions to exist. Water SuppliesDiverse Habitat
Disturbance Risk Risk models for fire, flood, slope processHuman NeedsNatural Disturbance
Do people gather to tell their stories?Community members understand the full range of physical, natural, and cultural assets within the community and express commitment to shared stewardship of the commons.quality of the gatherings - are there community fairs? Block parties?Civic EngagementHuman Needs
Drought periods regional drought indices/forecastsNatural DisturbanceNone
Econ model of watershed management impact on adjacEconomic benefits to the community from revitalization of rivers and streams"willingness-to-pay surveys for prospective hom-buyers using scenarios for home proximity to restoration & enhancement projects" (Vos)Human NeedsCivic Engagement
education system engagementWatershed issues present in primary and secondary school curriculaepresence / absence watershed components of curriculaeCivic EngagementHuman Needs
Environmental JusticeRecreational opportunities along the waterway equally accessible to all neighborhoodscompare the 1/4 mile access to open space features of streams and rivers in the sub-watershed area for equity in income, race, or ethncity. More healthy watersheds are more equitable (e.g., higher GINI co-efficient)Human NeedsCivic Engagement
extent of soft-bottom channelsReduced channelization of waterways where appropriate Water SuppliesNatural Disturbance