Urban Storm Water Instrumentation: a Field Observation

by R. Brad Jennings, USEPA, Dallas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metroplex has 7 cities with populations of at least 100,000 that are required to meet national Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements outlined in section 402 (p) of the Water Quality Act of 1987, (USEPA, 1990). The United States Geological Survey (USGS), Texas District, in association with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), has established a regional network of storm water runoff sampling gages in the metroplex. The gaged network is designed to collect and transmit water level, flow, rainfall and sampling data to a central location from remote gaged sampling stations. A pilot program was initiated to test and evaluate three different automated storm water monitoring and sampling systems at the studies' gaged sites.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Water pollution | Municipal water | Water quality | Urban areas | Instrumentation | Water sampling | Water discharge | Texas | United States

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