Practicality, Feasibility, and Compliance in Stormwater Management

March 2011
Stormwater;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p22
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The article focuses on the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), a federal law created to help manage stormwater at federal facilities. The law imposes a limit on impacts and increased runoff for events that occur during a 95th percentile storm. The law requires the monitor of stormwater flow rate, volume, flow duration, and temperature. EISA also requires familiarity and integration of low-impact development (LID) techniques and a decent understanding of hydrology.


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