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Effects of urban stormwater-management strategies on stream-water quantity and quality

Fact Sheet 2012-3079

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Abstract

Urbanization results in elevated stormwater runoff, greater and more intense streamflow, and increased delivery of pollutants to local streams and downstream aquatic systems such as the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) are used to mitigate these effects of urban land use by retaining large volumes of stormwater runoff (water quantity) and removing pollutants in the runoff (water quality). Current USGS research aims to understand how the spatial pattern and connectivity of stormwater BMPs affect water quantity and water quality in urban areas.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of urban stormwater-management strategies on stream-water quantity and quality
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3079
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N