Comprehensive Stormwater Management Planning

by R. Fernando Pasquel, Dep of Public Works, Prince William, United States,
Madan R. Mohan, Dep of Public Works, Prince William, United States,
Steve P. Getlein, Dep of Public Works, Prince William, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Prince William County, Virginia and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region III, are implementing an interagency, interdisciplinary stormwater management demonstration project. Three watersheds, rising in the Piedmont and draining into the tidal Potomac River after crossing the fall line into the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, are being studied. The project provides a comprehensive approach to stormwater management based on watershed-wide planning. This approach integrates the traditional hydrologic/hydraulic and water quality analyses with data on watershed environmental resources, and provides the necessary information to design 'environmentally sensitive' stormwater management facilities. Long-term chemical and biological monitoring of streams and innovative stormwater management facilities is planned. The information collected will be used to assess the effectiveness of stormwater management facilities in controlling nonpoint source pollution and impacts to the streams' ecosystems.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Water quality | Watersheds | Water pollution | Water management | Water conservation | Quality control | Virginia | United States | Potomac River | Mid Atlantic

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