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Stormwater management BMPs are control measures taken to mitigate changes to both quantity and quality of urban runoff caused through changes to land use. Generally BMPs focus on water quality problems caused by increased impervious surfaces from land development. BMPs are designed to reduce stormwater volume, peak flows, and/or nonpoint source pollution through evapotranspiration, infiltration, detention, and filtration or biological and chemical actions.[9] BMPs also can improve receiving-water quality by extending the duration of outflows incomparison to inflow duration (known as hydrograph extension), which dilutes the stormwater discharged into a larger volume of upstream flow.

Transforming Springfi eld’s Mill Race Into a Community Asset

Transforming Springfi eld’s Mill Race Into a Community Asset

The Mill Race Stormwater Facility, one of the largest regional water quality treatment ponds in the city of Springfield, OR, includes a vegetated drainage swale, trailhead, and a multi-use path enhancing the historic Mill Race for recreational values and wildlife habitat. The project included the involvement of multi-disciplinary local agencies

StormCon Program

StormCon Program

StormCon 2017, the Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, will take place August 27–31 in Bellevue, WA, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The conference features more than 130 presentations in six conference tracks, plus panel discussions and a tour of local stormwater facilities.
The schedule of presentations

An Integrated Watershed Assessment Tool for Restoration

An Integrated Watershed Assessment Tool for Restoration

The importance of water and water quality has become a heightened global concern as human populations grow, industrial and agricultural activities expand, impervious surfaces increase, and climate change threatens. The adoption of the federal Clean Water Act and related state and regional environmental regulations imposed on municipal separate storm sewer

Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs  Master Class Series

Post-Construction Stormwater BMPs Master Class Series

With land development exploding at a rate more than double our population growth, well-designed and maintained stormwater BMPs are essential for every community. But, proper design and construction of stormwater BMPs isn’t as easy as it looks. After all, we’re not talking your standard soil grading and planting project. Are

Good News Re: The Elephant

Good News Re: The Elephant

It’s the elephant in the room that we often avoid talking about: the effect of agricultural practices on the water quality of our lakes, rivers, and estuaries. There has long been a discrepancy in how stormwater discharges are regulated. NPDES and other regulations place strict requirements on urban areas and

Green Roofs: A Primer

Green Roofs: A Primer

With their myriad benefits, green roofs are becoming increasingly incorporated into new and existing projects. The International Green Roofs and Walls Project Database lists 1,599 projects totaling 33,334,677 square feet, and the number is growing.

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

While inspection and maintenance are a critical part of BMP performance, it’s all too often overlooked…until it’s too late. The result? Poor performance, poor water quality, unforeseen maintenance costs, and inspection surprises. So, why not be proactive and keep your post-construction stormwater BMPs a step ahead of the inspectors?

Join Steven

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

While inspection and maintenance are a critical part of BMP performance, it’s all too often overlooked…until it’s too late. The result? Poor performance, unforeseen maintenance costs, and inspection surprises. So, why not be proactive and keep your post-construction stormwater BMPs a step ahead of the inspectors?

Join Steven Polk for the

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

BMP Inspection and Maintenance

While inspection and maintenance are a critical part of BMP performance at any waste site, it’s all too often overlooked…until it’s too late. The result? Poor performance, unforeseen maintenance costs, inspection surprises, and possible fines. So, why not be proactive and keep your post-construction stormwater BMPs a step ahead of

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