Skip to main content

URBAN STORMWATER BMP PERFORMANCE: APPLICATION OF RECENT FINDINGS FROM THE NATIONAL STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES DATABASE PROJECT

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

Over the last year the National Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database Project team has completed a revised analysis of water quality and quantity data collected. The current database contains nearly 200 BMP studies. The findings of the reanalysis have significant implications for the implementation, modeling, and management of runoff to Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) affected watersheds. Based on the results of the analysis we now have (for some BMP types that are well represented in the Database) sufficient information to begin to not only statistically quantify water quality performance of BMPs, but to better understand some relationships between design and performance. This understanding has been extended, with the addition of the newer data, to include hydrologic characteristics of various BMPs types showing their ability to provide volume reduction. Project findings have become the basis for a number of ongoing BMP research projects which are discussed in this paper. In addition, the analysis results have proven to be a useful tool for implementation of TMDL driven non-point pollution control projects. Specifically the results of the statistical analysis conducted as part of the project are useful as the basis for probabilistic modeling of BMP effluent concentrations and loads. This paper provides specific examples from the results of the analysis of the database and presents a discussion of the application of those results in practice for watershed modeling, BMP selection, and potential stormwater design.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864703784828778

Publication date: 2003-01-01

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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed.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