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Christopher J. Estes

Articles by Christopher J. Estes

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

| Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is causing devastating effects on the landscape of our developing watersheds. We are disrupting the natural hydrological cycle that supports our potable water supplies and natural fauna. Intentional stormwater infiltration can restore that cycle. However, the lack of awareness and the perceived lack of data are currently limiting its use. This article presents monitoring data for three sites in the North Carolina Piedmont that demonstrate the success of stormwa... ... READ MORE

Reversing the History of Urban Hydrology

| Can we reverse the impacts that urban areas have on our surface waters? And can it be done economically? It is expected that the country will see increasing difficulty in accessing adequate quantities of clean water unless well-laid plans are followed to preserve and protect it. Stormwater professionals will play important and necessary roles. This is currently playing out around the country in urban areas, of which many have fallen under federal civil enforcement action such as administrative agreements and consent decrees. ... READ MORE

Reversing the History of Urban Hydrology

| Can we reverse the impacts that urban areas have on our surface waters? And can it be done economically? It is expected that the country will see increasing difficulty in accessing adequate quantities of clean water unless well-laid plans are followed to preserve and protect it. Stormwater professionals will play important and necessary roles. This is currently playing out around the country in urban areas, of which many have fallen under federal civil enforcement action such as ... ... READ MORE

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