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land in 2070

Technological and economic growth causes the watershed's population to double 2010 levels by 2070. Simultaneously, the region's urban footprint expands and becomes denser. Agricultural land decreases as a result, but technology allows production to remain high regardless. Some natural areas have been converted to urban or agriculture land, and ecosystem managers use technology to enhance the benefits the land provides society.

Explore the changes to specific land cover types through the pop-up graphic below.