Faculty Advisor

Addison, William A.

Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.


This project, submitted to the United States Geological Survey, Caribbean District, assesses land use changes between 1977 and 1995 in selected river basins of Puerto Rico and determines their significance for the hydrologic response to rainfall. A GIS software package was used to analyze these land use changes, and a statistical analysis was conducted to evaluate the significance of these changes in modeling basin discharge. Based on these analyses, we developed recommendations to mitigate the detrimental hydrologic effects of such changes.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies