Stormwater Monitoring
stormwater

Stormwater is excess runoff from rain and snowmelt events that flows over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. Some of the concerns around stormwater are that "the runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters" -- and human health. [Source: EPA Stormwater Program](https://www.epa.gov/npdes/npdes-stormwater-program) _Lead image from Dr. Gloria Horning's [work](/notes/joyofsoy/11-09-2018/fighting-the-flood-community-activism-and-education-in-pensacola)_ ### How is stormwater regulated? Stormwater is one of the pollutants that is regulated under the [National Pollution Discharge Elimination System](https://www.epa.gov/npdes) (NPDES). "The NPDES stormwater program regulates some stormwater discharges from three potential sources: municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction activities, and industrial activities." ### How is stormwater monitored? Monitoring for stormwater can be challenging. Monitoring activities could explore facets of stormwater such as: - The depth and duration of standing water in an area, - How much rainwater can be harvested from an area, - How much water can be absorbed by an area, - How different ground covers react to stormwater events, and - How well infrastructure is working to handle stormwater runoff. This page was created to compile some activities, questions, updates and projects surrounding issues of stormwater. Click the links below to add to this growing resource! ## Stormwater Activities [notes:grid:activity:stormwater] ### Frequently Asked Questions [questions:stormwater] **** ## Updates [notes:stormwater!question:stormwater] **** ## Project Pages - 2018 [Pensacola Stormwater Project](https://publiclab.org/wiki/pensacola-stormwater-project) - 2017 [New Orleans Stormwater Workshop Series](https://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/02-01-2017/stormwater-workshop-series-in-new-orleans) - 2016 [New Orleans Flood Sensing Project ](https://publiclab.org/wiki/depth-flood-sensing-in-new-orleans)** _Lead image from [Commons Wikimedia](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stormwater_culvert_along_Dobney_Ave.jpg)_ ...


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Ag8n "Found a file, labeled just 3414, that is a method for the analysis by fluorometer. They used 360 nm for excitation and then read the signal at 400..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
xose "@xose awards a barnstar to alejobonifacio for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
alejobonifacio "Hi again @Ag8n! I've just read again the Research Paper Chandler, D. M., & Lerner, D. N. (2015). A low cost method to detect polluted surface w..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
alejobonifacio "Hi @Ag8n !!! I am very happy that the project liked to you. I do not know if these kind of UV lamp (sterilizer) be more sensitive to optical bright..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
Ag8n "Very good project! With the corona virus, many uvc flashlights have become cheaply available. That would add some danger to the project. But wou..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
bhamster "Thanks to all who joined this call! Looking forward to continuing the conversation 💙 Notes from the call and all the links shared in the Zoom chat..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
denissebn_06 "I will be attending! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
bhamster " @bhamster has marked @alejobonifacio as a co-author. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
heyitsjoe "I will be attending! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
heyitsjoe "Looks like a good call. See you there. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
heyitsjoe "I will be attending! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
bhamster "@denissebn_06 @Greenhorns @Ag8n @mcairns @eymund @imvec -- tagging you here in case you're interested in joining this call on wastewater " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
alejobonifacio "PublicLab I'll be there 🙋🏻‍♂️ " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
alejobonifacio "I will be attending! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
bhamster " @bhamster has marked @alejobonifacio as a co-author. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
eve-lyn0 "I love the idea " | Read more » about 3 years ago
derekraustin "Great thanks for the tips. Mosquito prevention is an important thing to remember. You can poke holes in the soda bottle's top to make a screen, th..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
LivingstonChangeMakerClub "Thank you so much! " | Read more » about 3 years ago
LivingstonChangeMakerClub "Thank you for the support! I think the video one was very helpful as for the outside of the drain and big thanks for the second link, it'll most de..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
mimiss "Re: robot making, I really like this book (PDF at think link: https://www.introtoarduino.com/downloads/IntroArduinoBook.pdf) for an introduction to..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
mimiss "I love the idea of automating this! Cleaning my storm drain is a big hassle, so I would love to be able to have a tool to do it more quickly. Shar..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
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