Dry Weather Stormwater Management - Yakima, WA

by John R. Genskow, (M.ASCE), HDR Engineering, Inc, Bellevue, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


The city of Yakima recently completed a Comprehensive Stromwater Management plan to: 1) assess current and projected local runoff quality and 2) develop strategies to improve receiving water quality by improving the discharge quality of stormwater runoff. The project was partially funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Assessments and strategies included both surface and ground waters. Strategies also included efforts to integrate projects with local recreational and educational programs. This paper discusses the characterization of Yakima urban area runoff and strategies developed to reduce pollutant loading to surface and ground waters.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Water discharge | Groundwater pollution | Groundwater quality | Water pollution | Water quality | Aquatic habitats | Urban areas | Washington | United States

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