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The Effects of Stormwater Management Practices on Water Quality

How to better understand the effects of Stormwater Best Management Practices U.S. Geological Survey – Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be used to mitigate the effects of urban development by retaining large volumes of stormwater runoff and treating runoff to remove pollutants.Urban development can have

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Why soak up the rain?

Polluted runoff is one of the greatest threats to clean water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – When we take action to soak up the rain, we keep rain closer to where it falls and reduce the runoff from our roofs, driveways, and parking lots.

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How to Prepare for Spring Weather

When severe Spring weather hits unexpectedly, preparation is key National Center for Environmental Health – Because spring weather is so unpredictable, prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because they very likely will.When severe weather hits unexpectedly, the

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Building public awareness with Water Monitoring

How Streamgages Monitor Streamflow U.S. Geological Survey – Used to generate continuous streamflow information year-round, a streamgage is a structure installed beside a stream or river that contains equipment to measures and record the water level of the stream. Used during emergencies to provide water level

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Keeping the Earth Clean

Tell your family, friends, and community what they can do to help NOAA Office of Response & Restoration – Earth Day is every day and we should always encouraging others to get involved and support efforts working toward a clean environment and healthy planet. The ultimate

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Stormwater Runoff

Prevent Chemicals, Garbage and Other Debris from Winding Up in Your Local Creeks EPA – Stormwater pollution results from materials and chemicals washed into the storm drains from streets, gutters, neighborhoods, industrial sites, parking lots and construction sites. Anything dumped or dropped on the ground or

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Stormwater Pollution

Clean Water Starts With You The City of Fort Worth monitors, inspects and issues permits for construction site operations, many industrial facilities and commercial cosmetic cleaners. Unfortunately, stormwater pollution isn’t a business-only problem. Residential households are responsible for a portion of the pollutants that end up

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention – Litter

Striving towards Sustainable Environmental Excellence NCTCOG – Learn why litter is a big problem for you and the environment, and what you can do to prevent litter in the first place. Read More

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Texas SmartScape: Promoting education on effective water use

You can add ease, comfort, and enjoyment to your yard or garden by using native and adapted plants Texas SmartScape – Based on water-efficient landscape principles, Texas SmartScape is a landscape program crafted to be “smart” for North Central Texas, promoting the use of plants suited

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Urban storm water poses threat to creeks & rivers

GreenSourceDFW – On average, May is the wettest month in North Texas and with the deluge comes rainwater piling up on streets and rushing down storm drains. It’s all going back to our creeks and rivers, unfortunately taking urban pollution with it. In North Texas, all

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