With Spring Comes Sprawl’s Toxic Runoff,0,2211368.story With Spring Comes Sprawl's Toxic Runoff By ERIC HAMMERLING May 14 2006The pejorative term "sprawl" conjures up an image of cookie-cutter subdivisions marching inexorably over gentle hills that were once farms or forests. Many of us bemoan the changes that sprawl has wrought on our neighborhoods and towns - more paved areas, more traffic, more look-alike strip malls.We rarely speak of what may be the most harmful aspect of sprawl, and that is how it affects our water supply.What is happening isn't hard to explain. Sprawling development is accompanied by an explosion of paved areas, which scientists call…

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