A definition of stormwater is —- surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow.
On the EPA website for the NPDES program it is stated that “Stormwater runoff is generated from rain and snowmelt events that flow over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground.” Further, “The runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters.”
On this site we are providing some information about stormwater, where it originates, how to manage it and what can be done to prevent or reduce the volume of stormwater entering local waterbodies.
- Flow Rate Calculation in a Small Stream May 19, 2018
- Freshwater in the Great Lakes January 12, 2018
- 811 Day August 11, 2017
- Rainwater is for Greener Cities along with Traffic. July 27, 2017
- Agricultural Solutions for runoff, nutrients and water quality July 27, 2017
- Could the bridges we use to get over the water become dams that cause flooding? June 12, 2017
- Erosion and Sediment Control for Development Sites (pdf)
- Erosion and Sediment Control for Home Builders (pdf)
- Something Fishy’s Going on in Your Neighborhood (pdf)
- Stormwater and the Construction Industry: Maintain Your BMPs! (pdf)
- Stormwater and the Construction Industry: Planning and Implementing Erosion and Sediment Control Practices(pdf)
- Stormwater Pond Maintenance Schedule (pdf)
- Wash Your Car, Not the Stream (pdf)
- Watershed Protection Inspection Report (pdf)
- When it Rains It Pollutes! (pdf)
- Coming soon!