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The Important Role of Vegetation in Stormwater Management

Vegetation is Nature’s best management practice (BMP) for controlling erosion, yet when we discuss BMPs, we are often focused on structural practices that reduce erosion and/or remove sediment. This webinar will focus on the important role that vegetation plays in stormwater management during and after construction and will present new guidance developed in Colorado that covers many fundamentals of successful revegetation and could be adapted to other regions. Dr. Earles will discuss the different hydrologic, physical and biological processes that make vegetation an effective BMP. Students will leave the webinar with a renewed appreciation for vegetation and the key role it plays in effective stormwater management.
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Underground Storage: More than Hiding Stormwater - Sponsored

This presentation will provide attendees with an increased knowledge of underground stormwater systems, benefits, and best practices. By beginning with a review of stormwater design and evolution over time, attendees will acquire a strong foundational understanding of overall stormwater management. The presentation will explore methods ranging from stone beds to proprietary products like arches and module boxes, while also providing attendees with information about unique applications and innovative ways to incorporate different underground systems into a design.
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What’s a Contractor to do When the Sediment Pond Does Not Work?

A good design, proper construction and frequent maintenance still offers no guarantee that a sediment pond will discharge turbidity-free discharge. So what can a contractor do to improve the effectiveness of sediment ponds, after it has been constructed according to design standards; but still will not accomplish its objective? Briefly I will discuss the complexity of runoff generated by Mother Nature. Then I will examine the benefits of five initiatives: upstream treatment, inflow diversion, pond slope stability, filtering berms and discharge techniques. While any one of these components will result in some improvement of discharge quality, the incorporation of all five components will significantly increase sediment trapping. Examples of each component will be illustrated. Coupling these components will be the key to success!
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