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Stormwater Runoff and Receiving Systems

Impact, Monitoring, and Assessment, 1st Edition

By Edwin Herricks

CRC Press

480 pages

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pub: 1995-07-25
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The primary focus of stormwater and urban runoff research during the past twenty-five years has been on the physical description and the chemical quality assessment of runoff events and the design and implementation of the best management practices to control these events. There is a definite need for more effective integration of receiving system issues in the management and regulation of stormwater runoff.

This book successfully brings together a diverse group of environmental specialists to address the issues surrounding the assessment, management, and control of stormwater, and more specifically urban runoff, from a receiving system perspective. The book's emphasis on the receiving system is timely, coming during a period when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is placing increasing emphasis on wet weather conditions through a new permit program for stormwater runoff and a policy on combined sewer overflows.

Stormwater Runoff and Receiving Systems covers biocriteria, assessment of receiving water integrity, and integrated watershed analysis-all aspects of current water quality management programs for both industrial and municipal areas. More than thirty chapters are divided into six sections, offering in-depth discussions on various issues relating to stormwater, urban runoff, and receiving systems; impacts; uncertainty and risk; study design; impact mitigation; and issues analysis. Anyone who deals with regulatory programs requiring stormwater effect assessment including more than sampling and analysis of chemical water quality parameters in effluents will find this reference particularly useful.

Table of Contents

Stormwater, Urban Runoff, and Receiving Systems

A Context for Understanding Stormwater Effects in Receiving Systems, E.E. Herricks

Urban Runoff in an Integrated Landscape Context, J. Cairns, Jr.


Section Summary, E.E. Herricks

Analysis of Effects and Management of Urban Runoff, L. Lijklema and R.H. Aalderink

Factors in Controlling Nonpoint Source Impacts, P.H. Davies

Stream Power: A Unifying Theme for Urban Fluvial Geomorphology, B.L. Rhoads

Stream Stability under a Changing Environment, B. Urbonas and B. Benik

Channel and Habitat Change Downstream of Urbanization, W. James

Ecotoxicological Approaches and Criteria for the Assessment of Urban Runoff Impacts on Receiving Waters, J.B. Ellis, R.B. Shutes, and D.M. Revitt

Biological Effects of Urban Runoff Discharges, R.E. Pitt

The Impact of Combined Sewer Overflow Discharges on the Biological and Chemical Quality of Receiving Streams: Two Case Studies from the Northwest of England, P.S. Davis, J. Seager, and I. Milne

The Environmental Impact of Stormwater Ponds, T.R. Schueler and J. Galli

Uncertainty and Risk

Section Summary, E.E. Herricks

Uncertainty and Risk: Receiving System Issues, B.R. Parkhurst and W. Warren-Hicks

Risk Analysis and Engineering Design in Water Resources, J.P. Heaney

Computing TMDLs for Urban Runoff and Other Pollutant Sources, L.A. Rossman

The Uncertainties of Urban Storm Water Regulation, S.J. Koorse

Study Design

Section Summary, A.C. Rowney

Integrated Watershed Analysis and Study Design, C. Richards

Quality Assurance Issues in Assessing Receiving Water, G.A. Burton, Jr.

Design of Assessment Programs and Use of Water Quality Indices, M.A. House

Impact Mitigation

Section Summary, J.E. Jones

Design Practices for Channels Receiving Urban Runoff: Examples from the River Thames Catchment, UK, A. Brookes

Urban Channel Systems-The Engineering Issues of Impact Mitigation, T.N. Debo

Analysis and Development of Fisheries Habitat and Stormwater Management Options for an Urban Stream, A.W. Johnson and J.E. Caldwell

Lessons Learned from a Decade of Stormwater Treatment in Florida, E.H. Livingston

Toward Ecologically Based Urban Runoff Management, R.R Horner

Sand Filter Design for Water Quality Treatment, E. Shaver and R. Baldwin

Issues Analysis (Federal, State, Local, Industrial, and International)

Section Summary, S. Tucker

EPA's Permit Program for Storm Water, M. Cook

Regulatory Issues Related to Natural Design Systems, J.J. Scherer

Stormwater Quality Issues Faced by Industry, D.R. Van Sickle

Stormwater Quality Issues Facing Local and State Government, D. Harrison

Regulatory Issues from the U.S. Perspective: NPDES Permits for Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, K. Weiss

Permitting of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO)-Best Management Practice in the United Kingdom, I.T. Clifforde

Institutional Issues in Urban Pollution Managment in England and Wales, J.M. Tyson


About the Authors

Herricks\, Edwin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply