Stormwater Management Research Paper

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Storm water is a large quantity of rain fall or excess water from melted snow or ice. Storm water runoff is the melted ice or snow that flows into the nearest river, creek, lake or ocean instead of being infiltrated into the ground. Storm water management is to lessen as much polluted runoff water flowing back into the nearest body of water. Within in this paper, methods for managing storm water will be issued.
Stormwater runoff has been documented to increase flooding which reduces ground water infiltration and shallow interflow. Within the water there are pollutants such as nutrients, and pathogens. A way to reduce pollutants would be to use a stormwater management system that puts water into the ground or in the air to imitate what occurs naturally, a design element authorities should use to fix this issue (Hunter, 2010).
As stormwater practices are being implemented, stormwater managers are realizing that they need to have the stormwater practices maintained because millions of dollars are being invested to treat storm water
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This is a result of stormwater management policies that focus on only removing stormwater for the protection of human health but pay little attention on ecosystem preservation. Not only is human health important but so are functioning aquatic ecosystems. To maintain both, Roy e al., offers three premises that are believed to be fundamental to achieving sustainable stormwater management.
Premise 1: Sustainable urban stormwater management maintains ecological structure and function of receiving water bodies. As stormwater from impervious surfaces is a physical impact to streams and transports pollutants from landscapes, the protection and restoration of natural hydrologic regimes necessary and critical to sustainable management of stormwater runoff in urban landscapes (Roy et al.,

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