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Domestic water sources

Watersheds containing National Forest System lands that provide surface waters to facilities that treat and distribute water for domestic purposes. These purposes include normal household uses such as drinking, food preparation, bathing, washing clothes and dishes, watering lawns and gardens, and similar uses.


Decision Record (for an EA)

Dynamic equilibrium

A natural state of stream stability when channel features persist over time within a range of conditions. Dynamic equilibrium uses a series of self-correcting mechanisms that allow the ecosystem to control external stresses or disturbances, thereby maintaining a self-sustaining condition. For example, a stream is able to consistently transport its sediment load, both in size and type, associated with local deposition and scour.