Publications

Urban Toxic Contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay
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Can stormwater BMPs that are used to reduce nutrient and sediment loads for the Bay pollution diet also offer additional benefits to reduce toxic contaminants ?
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Homeowner BMP Guide
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CSN’s newly released Homeowner BMP Guide presents a step by step approach for analyzing your property to find out whether it makes sense to install a rain garden or other residential stewardship practices.
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Technical Bulletin No 10: Bioretention Illustrated!
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A Visual Guide for Constructing, Inspecting, Maintaining and Verifying the Bioretention Practice
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Technical Bulletin No 9: Nutrient Accounting Methods to Document Local Stormwater Load Reductions
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This Technical Bulletin outlines the best current science on urban stormwater nutrient management, and is intended to help states and local governments define their baseline loads and choose the most cost effective combination of practices to
meet their local load allocations under the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.
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Technical Bulletin No 8: The Clipping Point
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Watershed managers are increasingly interested in isolating the land cover components of urban land use (turf cover, impervious cover and forest cover) in order to obtain better predictions about current and future runoff, pollutant export and stream quality.
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Technical Bulletin No 7: Stormwater Pollution Benchmarking Tool
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In the last year there has been growing recognition about the need to expand pollution prevention activities, particularly at federal facilities.
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Technical Bulletin No 6: Users Guide for the ESD to the MEP Compliance Tool
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This technical bulletin is intended to accompany the ESD to MEP spreadsheet compliance tool that was developed to simplify compliance with the 2008 MDE stormwater management regulations.
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Design Specification No 15: Extended Detention Pond
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An extended Detention pond relies on 12 to 24 hour detention of stormwater runoff after each rain event; an under-sized outlet structure restricts stormwater flow so it backs up and is stored within the basin.
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Design Specification No 14: Wet Pond
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Wet ponds consist of a permanent pool of standing water that promotes a better environment for gravitational settling, biological uptake and microbial activity.
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Design Specification No 13: Constructed Wetlands
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Constructed wetlands are shallow depressions that receive stormwater inputs for water quality treatment, are typically less than 1 foot deep, and possess variable microtopography to promote dense and diverse wetland cover.
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