VIII. Northeast USA and Eastern Canada

Large, mostly urban population – generally adequate water supplies; large number of small dams but limited total reservoir capacity; heavily populated floodplains:

  • Decreased snow-cover amount and duration
  • Possible large reductions in streamflow
  • Accelerated coastal erosion, saline intrusion into coastal aquifers
  • Changes in magnitude, timing of ice freeze-up/break-up, with impacts on spring flooding
  • Possible elimination of bog ecosystems
  • Shifts in fish species distributions, migration patterns

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