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Conceptual design of a best management practice retrofit project in a small urban watershed

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2004
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Across the state of Florida, stormwater retrofit projects have been gaining increasingly more attention in recent years, mainly due to the effects stormwater and non-point source pollution have shown to have on the environment. Many retrofit projects focus mainly on "end-of-pipe" solutions with little regard for watershed behavior and the nature of the drainage system's deficiencies. This report focuses on an intimate understanding of watershed behavior and how the knowledge gained by such an understanding can be a valuable tool in designing an effective stormwater management system. A case study is presented involving a small urban watershed in the Town of Davie, Florida. An intense site investigation was performed followed by a modeling procedure using the Environmental Protection Agency's Stormwater Management Model. The knowledge gained was applied to building an understanding of the drainage system and its deficiencies, and developing a tailored set of solutions for both quality and quantity.
Title: Conceptual design of a best management practice retrofit project in a small urban watershed.
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Name(s): Chilson, Michael.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Nix, Stephan, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 182 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Across the state of Florida, stormwater retrofit projects have been gaining increasingly more attention in recent years, mainly due to the effects stormwater and non-point source pollution have shown to have on the environment. Many retrofit projects focus mainly on "end-of-pipe" solutions with little regard for watershed behavior and the nature of the drainage system's deficiencies. This report focuses on an intimate understanding of watershed behavior and how the knowledge gained by such an understanding can be a valuable tool in designing an effective stormwater management system. A case study is presented involving a small urban watershed in the Town of Davie, Florida. An intense site investigation was performed followed by a modeling procedure using the Environmental Protection Agency's Stormwater Management Model. The knowledge gained was applied to building an understanding of the drainage system and its deficiencies, and developing a tailored set of solutions for both quality and quantity.
Identifier: 9780496256600 (isbn), 13142 (digitool), FADT13142 (IID), fau:10003 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2004.
Subject(s): Runnoff--Florida--Davie--Management
Water quality management--Florida
Urban runoff--Florida--Management
Urban hydrology--Florida--Management
Urban runoff--Mathematicsl models
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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Owner Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.