impervious cover

impervious cover

A ground surface that resists the infiltration of water, thereby resulting in a high rate of water runoff.
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As part of the program, the water department instituted a property-based billing system that charges customers for stormwater based on amount of impervious cover and parcel size.
Evaluating the National Land Cover Database tree canopy and impervious cover estimates across the conterminous United States: a comparison with photo-interpreted estimates.
This paper explains why each has important limitations with regard to estimating the net increase in impervious cover associated with new development.
A Familiar Beast by Panio Gianopoulos (Nouvella Press) is just a little bigger than a passport, but the design elements--a heavy, seemingly impervious cover and an illustration of giant deer antlers cupped around the title--are metaphorical pointers to the rigors of daily life.
She said impervious cover produces 16 times more storm-water runoff than forest.
(5.) Schiff R, Benoit G: Effect of impervious cover at multiple spatial scales on coastal watershed streams.
This means that a detailed inventory and assessment be performed that identifies water resources, soils, topography/slopes, floodplains, vegetation, wildlife habitat, impervious cover, ecological patterns, etc.
Rainfall does not infiltrate due to the extensive impervious cover but rather flows directly to the Blanco River as overland runoff.
(2003) established a change in the impervious cover in the Greek Line watershed near Atlanta (USA) from Landsat TM and Landsat Multispectral Scanner System (MSS) imagery between 1979 and 1997 and used the change in impervious area as an ecological indicator for assessing the population dynamics of river mussels.
Figure 3a shows the overall relationship between the B-IBI scores and existing total impervious cover. The relationship is non-significant, meaning that there appears to be no relationship.