Storm Water Management in the Greater New Orleans Area

by Kent B. Dussom, Consulting Engineers, Inc, Metairie, United States,
Gordon C. Austin, Consulting Engineers, Inc, Metairie, United States,
Marnie Winter, Consulting Engineers, Inc, Metairie, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation

Abstract: Two parishes, Orleans and Jefferson, located within the Greater New Orleans area have been identified by EPA as urbanized areas requiring storm water permits. Storm water management has played an important role in the development of both these urban areas due to the native elevation, topography and rainfall that both areas receive. Although they share similar challenges, each has a different history, and therefore, they have developed distinctively different and unique operations. Despite these differences, the two parishes are working together to provide comprehensive solutions to storm water quality management within the metropolitan area.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Water management | Water pollution | Water quality | Municipal water | Quality control | Urban areas | North America | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

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