Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Stormwater Management Practices

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Stormwater runoff picks up debris, chemicals, sediment, and other pollutants before flowing into our towns’ storm sewer systems, which then dump all the runoff and its pollutants directly into our creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes. [more]

Articles

Hydrology Matters (by Holly Enlow, BAE PhD candidate, 12/1/2016)

Got Questions about Stormwater Runoff and LID? (by Joshua Cross, Water Center staff writer)

Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems (prepared by Urban Water Resources Research Council, August 2014)

Nania Award winners showcase benefits of pervious concrete (8/5/2013 news article by Donald Stotts, Ag Comm. Services)

Bixby Wins APWA Award with 148th and Riverview Roundabout and Rain Garden (5/6/2013)

City of Tulsa Pursues Pervious Parking Pilot Project Program (Oklahoma Ready Mixed Concrete Association: Executive Directors Notes, March 7, 2012)

The Botanic Garden at OSU opens new door (November 2011 issue of The Division Triangle, by Trisha Gedon)

Offering a soluble solution (Summer/Fall 2011 issue of The Cowboy Journal)

Low impact development for stormwater management and control in Oklahoma (by Jason Vogel, Extension Stormwater Specialist in the Fall 2010 edition of Engineering Success – the Extension newsletter from the Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department)

 

Demonstrations

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Low Impact Development can help you reduce stormwater runoff by providing information about collecting rain water, making and using pervious pavement, and bioretention cells.

Visit lid.okstate.edu for much more information.

Watch an "Oklahoma Horizon" video.

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Bioretention cells are landscaped areas designed to reduce runoff and improve water quality... more
(Dr. Glenn Brown - Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering)

Visit the Low Impact Development Web site for information this and other stormwater management practices.

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