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Impervious surfaces are paved or hardened surfaces that do not allow water to pass through. Roads, rooftops, sidewalks, pools, patios and parking lots are all impervious surfaces.
In 2012, 17.7 million people were estimated to live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Experts believe this number will continue to rise, reaching 20 million by 2030.
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