University of Vermont

RAN: Redesigning the American Neighborhood Project

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Relevant Information for the Stormwater Working Group

We are developing tools that can be applied directly to Potash Brook in South Burlington, Vermont but that also are relevant to other urbanizing watersheds in New England and elsewhere. The variously-scaled and spatially-distributed approaches that we are evaluating are intended to improve ecosystem health and community well-being over the long-term. They are especially cost-efficient when used at the development stage. Plans exist to subdivide and develop the agricultural land above the existing Butler Farm subdivision and so an opportunity exists to work with the developer to design efficient and innovative stormwater management features into the new development from its inception.

We are also looking at demonstrations for retrofitting existing developments and finding optimal solutions for neighborhoods and developments that already exist.

The following information was developed by Jack Myers (Stantec, Inc.) for the Stormwater Study Group:

  • 2002-lite_targets. Definitions of Water Quality and Channel Protection volumes that are part of the 2002 stormwater management targets. (pdf 330 kb)
  • Sediment_Loading_(03.09.06). Early sediment loading estimates from the neighborhoods, based on the widely used SIMPLE method. (pdf 15 kb)
  • Options_Table_(Nov06). Summary of costs for Options 1 and 2 as outlined by Jack Myers. (Excel 15 kb)
  • Option_1_(Nov06). Low-resolution pdf image of the areas that would be treated under Option #1 as described in the Options Table (above) (75 kb)
  • Option_2_(Nov06). Low-resolution pdf image of the areas that would be treated under Option #2 as described in the Options Table (above) (75 kb)
  • Option_1_(Nov06). High-resolution bmp image otherwise identical to the pdf file above. (VERY LARGE 25 megabyte)
  • Option_2_(Nov06). High-resolution bmp image otherwise identical to the pdf file above. (VERY LARGE 25 megabyte)

Project Data and Background Information

Presentations at Meetings

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