Flood Control

Information on stormwater management and flood control, including green roofs, rain gardens and climate change effects on Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. Tips on live staking for stream restoration and dealing with wet basements.

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Climate Change Effects on the Chesapeake & Delaware Bays
Climate Change Effects on the Chesapeake & Delaware Bays - Webinars Webinars
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This webinar discusses projected changes in sediment, nutrient and organic matter loads to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays under climate change scenarios. More
Stormwater Management - The Role of Trees and Forests
Stormwater Management - The Role of Trees and Forests - Webinars Webinars
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Vinnie Cotrone reveals the role of forested landscapes and trees in particular in stormwater management and pollution mitigation. More
Helping Delaware River Communities Prepare for Flooding and Climate
Helping Delaware River Communities Prepare for Flooding and Climate - Webinars Webinars
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PA Sea Grant and a host of partners have been helping coastal communities along the Delaware River to prepare for the flooding and extreme heat expected with future climate. More
A Green Solution to Stormwater Management
A Green Solution to Stormwater Management - Articles Articles
As landscapes grow and develop, the health of streams and rivers affects the quantity and quality of the rainfall entering waterways; what many call stormwater. More
Wet Basements
Wet Basements - Articles Articles

Wet Basements

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Understanding and correcting wet basements is a key topic for homeowners. More
Selecting a Faircloth Skimmer
Selecting a Faircloth Skimmer - Articles Articles

Selecting a Faircloth Skimmer

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

A skimmer is a basin dewatering control device that withdraws water from near the basin’s water surface, removing the highest quality water from the basin for delivery to the uncontrolled environment. More
Figure 1. Green roof profile schematic including materials typically included in construction.
Green Roofs for Stormwater - Articles Articles

Green Roofs for Stormwater

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D., Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Guidance on how green roofs can be constructed and how they can be expected to contribute to solving stormwater problems. More
Photo by Tim Mossholder
Live Staking - A How-to Guide - Videos Videos

Live Staking - A How-to Guide

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

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A video guide to affordable and easy stream bank restoration using branch cuttings called live stakes. More
Exposed and eroding stream banks can be restored and stabilized through the practice of live staking.
Live Staking for Stream Restoration - Articles Articles

Live Staking for Stream Restoration

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

A brief introduction and instructional guide to using live staking as an inexpensive and simple technique to restoring eroding stream banks. More
Infiltrating Stormwater
Infiltrating Stormwater - Articles Articles

Infiltrating Stormwater

Albert Jarrett, Ph.D.

Guidance to stormwater designers about assessing a potential stormwater infiltration site to determine the rate and volume of stormwater that can be expected to infiltrate into the soil. More
Figure 1. Typical bioretention cell.
Rain Gardens (BioRetention Cells) - a Stormwater BMP - Articles Articles
Design guidance provided for engineers and planners on how to properly develop a bioretention cell. More