Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 16: Step Pool Stormwater Conveyance

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2021-09-03
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Virginia Cooperative Extension
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Urban development results in increased impervious surfaces, causing an increase in runoff and degradation of water quality and stream habitat. Stormwater control measures (SCMs), also known as urban best management practices (BMPs) are used to reduce these impacts. In Virginia, 15 SCMs have been approved for use in site development, and a corresponding fact sheet was developed for each. New technologies are continually being developed and implemented within SCMs, so a new series for these “Innovative Stormwater BMPs”, was created. The 2nd in this series addresses Regenerative Step Pool Storm Conveyance (RSPSC). RSPSC is a unique technology being implemented to reduce erosion, recharge groundwater, and improve water quality and stream habitat at stormwater outfalls.

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Climate Change, Natural Resources, and Environment, Agriculture Profitability and Sustainability, Biotechnology, Biomaterials, and Energy
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