Skip to main content

PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF HEADWATER STREAMS THROUGH INNOVATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, COOPERATION AND POLICY

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

The headwaters of three major Great Lakes tributaries are found in Livingston County located west of Detroit, Michigan. These streams provide significant aquatic habitat, which supports a diversity of aquatic life including threatened and endangered species. Livingston County is currently experiencing significant development pressure. The current level of growth, under existing development requirements, would promote a significant increase in impervious area and a subsequent increase in the potential for nonpoint source pollution, as well as detrimental impacts to riparian habitat.

To address this concern, the Livingston County Drain Commissioner developed a model program to provide the development community and residents an understanding of the role that soil erosion and stormwater play in the transport of chemicals and degradation of habitat and detailed guidelines for development. The program was developed using an innovative, stakeholder-driven approach to bring together local government officials, state agency representatives, developers, contractors, environmental interests, and agricultural stakeholders to develop a unified approach to protect Livingston County headwater streams, for the benefit of economic and environmental interests. The approach included: (1) minimizing soil erosion and sedimentation during development and (2) mitigating adverse stormwater impacts during and after development through the establishment of the Livingston County Drain Commissioner's Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program and Rules, Procedures and Design Criteria for Stormwater Drainage from development sites.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864700785149747

Publication date: 2000-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more