Water-Quality Ponds — Are They the Answer?by Patrick F. Mulhern, Inverness Water & Sanitation, District, United States,
Timothy D. Steele, Inverness Water & Sanitation, District, United States,
Abstract: Water-quality 'wet' ponds have been proposed to treat storm water for the removal of phosphorous in streams tributary to Cherry Creek Reservoir, a major recreational reservoir in the southeast Denver Metropolitan Area. No 'wet' ponds for water quality treatment have been constructed in this area, but there are several 'wet' ponds located on these streams that intercept stream sediments. Monitoring sites were established to collect inflow and outflow water-quality data at one of these ponds. The data were then briefly analyzed to attempt to determine the effectiveness of this pond in removing phosphorous from storm water runoff.
Subject Headings: Water quality | Stormwater management | Water pollution | Ponds | Retention basins | Rivers and streams | Reservoirs | Water-based recreation | North America | Denver | Colorado | United States
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