American Society of Civil Engineers


Saving Silver Lake


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

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 79, No. 2, February 2009, pp. 72-79

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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.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Massachusetts
Lakes
Stormwater management