Aquatic core vulnerability to development is an index that measures the likelihood of development in areas that may impact the aquatic cores. It is based on the aquatic buffers and the future probability of development (between 2010 and 2080). Areas with little influence on the aquatic cores have low vulnerability regardless of how likely they are to be developed. Areas with high influence on the aquatic cores, such as uplands in close proximity to aquatic cores, that also have a high probability of future development, receive high scores on the index.
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