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Table 5-1. Comparison of the Ecological Benefits of Additional Point Source Controls and Ecological Restoration for Improving Water Quality

Point Source Controls Restoration o- Higher DO o- Higher DO o- Lower water temperature o- Lower water temperature o- Lower levels of toxic o- Lower levels of toxic chemicals chemicals o- Lower nutrient levels o- Lower nutrient levels o- Lower turbidity o- Lower turbidity o- Increased recreational o- Increased recreational use use o- Increased faunal and o- Increased faunal and floral diversity floral diversity o- Increased faunal and o- Increased faunal and floral abundance floral abundance o- Higher property values o- Higher property values o- Increased shading o- Increased fish habitat o- Increased wildlife habitat o- Improved flood management o- Increased social acceptance


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