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Stormwater management has evolved tremendously in sophistication and complexity over the last 25 years. Stormwater is now often managed as a resource rather than an enemy, requiring groundwater recharge as one component of an interconnected system of collection, treatment, infiltration, and detention systems. Management of stormwater in cold climates requires consideration of widely variable soil permeability and groundwater levels over the course of a year. This paper traces some of the evolutionary changes in stormwater management philosophy, and examines a case history illustrating problems that can arise from inadequate stormwater control within a subdivision.


Stormwater, Monitoring Water Quality


New England



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