Saving Silver Lake

by Steven P. Roy, Associate; The Acton, Massachusetts, office of Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., which has its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.,
Andrea Braga, (M.ASCE), Water Resources Engineer; Brookline, Massachusetts, office of Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., which has its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.,


Serial Information: Issue 2, Pg. 72-79


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: To improve water quality in Silver Lake, a key recreational amenity, the Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts, implemented several features that are part of low-impact development in an effort to collect and treat storm water before it enters the lake. Subsequent monitoring indicates that the various storm-water management practices are performing as designed. More broadly, the town.s actions are part of a larger effort to restore the health of the troubled Ipswich River in northeastern Massachusetts.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Stormwater management | Water quality | Water-based recreation | Ecological restoration | Sustainable development | Rivers and streams | North America | United States | Massachusetts | Delaware | Wilmington

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