Impervious surface


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Impervious surface

A surface that sheds the precipitation falling on it, rather than infiltrating. They contribute to stormwater runoff and the heat island effect.
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To give officials more time to examine flooding issues, village officials there imposed a 60-day moratorium on permits for building projects that increase the amount of impervious surface.
Tenders are invited for 2018 Ortho Imagery And Impervious Surface Gis Data Update
A large proportion of impervious surface accelerates the runoff rate and produces shorter times of concentration or lag times as well as an increased peak flow and runoff volume; however, the proximity of impervious surfaces to a drainage system plays a significant role in these interactions (Shuster et al.
Census, 2010) and average amount of impervious surface (Illinois Geospatial Clearinghouse, 2003).
Most of the time this risk can be addressed by applying chrome in several thin layers so the cracks do not intersect, thereby providing a largely impervious surface.
21, under the site approval review for the Planning Board, CME required an impervious surface and permanent cover for the storage of the Indian Princess, Mr.
Impervious surface coverage: the emergence of a key environmental indicator Journal of the American Planning Association 62 243258.
Relative to vegetation and soil, impervious surface also reduces evapo-transporative cooling.
New regulations encourage infill to reduce the amount of impervious surface area and stormwater runoff in the region.
Heightened concerns about these impacts have led scholars to propose impervious surface cover as a key environmental indicator for land-use and watershed planning (Arnold and Gibbons 1996).
parking lot whose impervious surface allows polluted storm water to drain into the adjacent Cobbelt's Pond--a condition the new concrete will greatly curtail.
For urban sealed soils, the impervious surface hinders additional organic C input to the soil, resulting in a reduction of SOC content in the sealed soil.