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Aquatic Buffer Ordinance

  1. Aquatic buffers serve as natural boundaries between local waterways and existing development. They help protect water quality by filtering pollutants, sediment, and nutrients from runoff. Other benefits of buffers include flood control, stream bank stabilization, stream temperature control, and room for lateral movement of the stream channel. [source: http://www.epa.gov/nps/ordinance/buffers.htm]