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Stormwater Monitoring

The EPA defines Stormwater as "runoff [that] is generated from rain and snowmelt events that flow 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 of 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."

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Report-back from second Open Call on Hurricane Harvey response and coordination

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 129 | 1

We again had an Open Call yesterday on the topic of Harvey response and ~6+ pe...

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Catch Basins 101: How to clean a catch basin with one person in 68 minutes.

by dmunchak 3 months ago | 8 | 155 | 4

It's not rocket science. Next time you take a shower look down at the drain. Marvel at how the wa...

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Report-back from Open Call on Hurricane Harvey response and coordination

by warren 3 months ago | 3 | 240 | 2

We had an Open Call today on the topic of Harvey response and 12+ people atten...

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Exploring New Stormwater Monitoring Methods

by stevie 4 months ago | 0 | 160 | 4

Here in New Orleans, we've been involved in the larger conversation with the Public Lab community...

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Stormwater Workshop 6: Monitoring and Lessons Learned

by stevie 4 months ago | 0 | 147 | 1

After a month of stormwater monitoring and collecting data, we got together for one more workshop...

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Stormwater Workshop 4 Report: Implementing a Stormwater Study

by stevie 5 months ago | 0 | 120 | 0

On June 3rd a group met in New Orleans for the fourth workshop in the Stormwater Series. In this ...

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Gathering rain data from weather underground

by stevie 6 months ago | 1 | 100 | 1

While individuals can put up weather stations to report to weather underground, it's also a great...

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Measuring water in a rain gauge

by stevie 6 months ago | 0 | 209 | 9

Lead image from [commons.wikimedia.org][1] The purpose of this activity is to document how to ...

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Stormwater Workshop 3 Report: Designing a Stormwater Study

by stevie 6 months ago | 0 | 191 | 2

On May 6th, we met for the third in the [Stormwater Workshop Series][1] on "Designing a Stormwate...

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Stormwater Workshop Two Report: Community Mapping

by stevie 7 months ago | 1 | 262 | 3

On April 8th 12 people gathered for the second in the [Stormwater Workshop series][1]. The goal o...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: March 2017

by klie 8 months ago | 0 | 104 | 0

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pub...

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Introduction to Stormwater Workshop 1 Report

by stevie 8 months ago | 0 | 228 | 2

On March 4th, we hosted an event in New Orleans that was the first of the [New Orleans Stormwater...

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How to visually document a site

by stevie 8 months ago | 0 | 164 | 2

_The below activities from the Wetlands Toolkit, [Workshop 2: Understanding your wetland site](ht...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: February 2017

by klie 9 months ago | 0 | 50 | 2

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pub...

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Testing - water depth from camera image

by chalmers 9 months ago | 3 | 90 | 2

Introduction summary: Is it be possible to derive the water depth using images from cameras? O...

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Stormwater Workshop Series in New Orleans!

by stevie 10 months ago | 0 | 750 | 2

**Public Lab will be starting a new workshop series in New Orleans focusing on Stormwater and Flo...

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How to determine peak discharge from drainage basin runoff

by stevie 10 months ago | 0 | 113 | 0

Source of lead image: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2255129 _Source of activity: [http://ww...

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Pollutant Discharge Permits

by mlamadrid 10 months ago | 0 | 86 | 0

Article by Gretchen Gehrke for [Community Science...

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Enforcing Stormwater Permits with Google Street View along the Mystic River

by mathew about 1 year ago | 1 | 431 | 4

_Compressed autos at Mystic River scrap yard, Everett, Massachusetts, 1974. Spencer Grant/Getty I...

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Reflecting on the Depth Sensor Build

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 862 | 7

May 16-19, 2016, Propeller, Public Lab, IDIYA, and Water Works hosted an event to invite communit...

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Depth Sensor Proposal

by danbeavers over 1 year ago | 3 | 816 | 1

I am proposing this sensor as an inexpensive method to measure water depth. This device has n...

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North Shore Community Resiliency Assessment Memorandum

by liz about 2 years ago | 0 | 577 | 0

Staten Island, NYC: North Shore Community Resiliency Assessment Memorandum **Issued by the...

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Photo Documentation of Turbid Waters for Advocacy

by gretchengehrke about 2 years ago | 2 | 1,334 | 4

Photo credit: Bill Hughes If you encounter a discolored stream, taking a photograph and c...

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The Water Hackathon Report

by stevie almost 3 years ago | 0 | 2,213 | 0

There were several water events that were held over last week in New Orleans that encompassed...

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New Orleans City Park Stormwater wetland

by eustatic almost 4 years ago | 4 | 3,783 | 2

does the city park stormwater wetland put rain flood water where we want it? Make a kite ma...

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Jakarta Flood Kite Mapping

by Willie almost 4 years ago | 4 | 2,578 | 4

I work with a network of environmental journalists and we make maps. We sourced flooding data ...

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Obliques of City Park Stormwater wetland Nov 9th

by eustatic about 4 years ago | 5 | 2,589 | 0

Scott and Matt P were hanging out in City Park, because the Bayou St John planting was cancell...

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