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nested watersheds

land in 2070

As government reform creates stronger safeguards for clean and sufficient water, the landscape changes away from intensive row-crop agriculture and towards grass-based biofuels, forest, and wetlands. Small-scale vegetable and grain farms thrive, as long as farmers manage their land to comply with the stringent water quality and quantity regulations. Suburban expansion halts due to water stewardship regulations, but the increased population forces more development in the dense, urban core.

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