Stormwater infiltration

Stormwater infiltration

The process through which stormwater runoff penetrates into soil from the ground surface.
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The site work includes construction of stormwater infiltration, basins and planters, site utilities, drives and parking areas, courtyards and pathways, sidewalks, playgrounds and landscaping.
Beneath the parking lot lives a stormwater infiltration system capable of handling 178,000 gallons of water during a 100-year storm.
A new saturated/unsaturated model for stormwater infiltration systems, Hydrological Processes 22(25): 4838-4849.
Potter, "Raingardens for stormwater infiltration and focused groundwater recharge: simulations for different world climates," Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, vol.
This paving system allows stormwater infiltration, thus recharging the groundwater and supporting the tree growth.
Environmental Protection Agency was interested in using the project as a pilot to examine the effects of stormwater infiltration on groundwater quality in urban, conditions and to assess the effectiveness of porous pavers.
Potter said the language about instituting stormwater infiltration - as opposed to channeling stormwater into storm drains - is vague and could be used to decrease the amount of buildable land in the River Road/Santa Clara areas.
The use of stormwater infiltration devices that infiltrate the first 1.25 cm (.5 in) of runoff would maintain 29 cm/yr (11.6 in/yr) of post development base flow (96 percent) for single family residential uses and 22 cm/yr (8.7 in/yr) (72 percent) of the base flow on commercial sites (5).
But in urban areas, much of the natural land surface has been replaced with impervious areas--buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets--that inhibit stormwater infiltration and promote runoff.
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