Sample environment designation boundary summary table

Reach Existing environment designation Preliminary recommended environment designation Rationale
A Rural Residential Reach is largely developed with single-family residential homes and bulkheads. Small remaining vacant lots are platted for Medium-Density residential.
B Conservancy Natural
This reach is a highly dynamic section of stream characterized by braided channels, diverse off-channel habitat and high threat of overnight avulsion into formerly active channel. This reach exhibits severe physical limitation on safe development, and provides important floodplain habitat functions.
C Urban Urban conservancy Large associated wetland provides flood storage and regionally important habitat for migratory birds during spring and fall migration.
D Urban High intensity Reach characterized by mixed use development, including water-dependent industry and public access.