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CBF and City of Richmond Employ Innovative Approach to Urban Stormwater Runoff

[caption id="attachment_1236" align="alignleft" width="300"] Floating Wetlands located in Baltimore Harbor[/caption] To achieve the goals set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) while minimizing costs, creativity and innovation will be key - launching floating wetlands in our waterways is just one piece to that puzzle.   The City of Richmond is working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the James River Association to identify and plan for cost-effective water quality treatment practices.   Read more about what the City of Richmond is doing to clean up the James and the Chesapeake Bay. http://www.timesdispatch.com/sports/recreation/hiking/outdoors-a-small-victory-in-the-battle-against-urban-runoff/article_276290b7-6745-59c7-911d-67e7293cac51.html [caption id="attachment_1238" align="alignleft" width="300"] Floating wetlands being prepared to "launch" at Bryan Park[/caption]...

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Low Impact Design Examples on Display at Science Museum of Richmond

[caption id="attachment_886" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bioretention Area[/caption] As design professionals, many of us feel uneasy about the lack of data documenting stormwater BMPs performance. The data that is available shows a wide range of treatment efficiencies for the same types of BMPs and lacks completeness in documenting how design parameters, maintenance, and other conditions can affect performance. So it’s great to see that the Science Museum of Virginia, in cooperation with Virginia Tech and the City of Richmond, is pursuing several projects to expand the base of stormwater BMP knowledge. The Science Museum has installed the following: • two tree box filters • a bioretention area • a cistern • an area of permeable concrete • vegetated green roof [caption id="attachment_891" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tree Box Filter[/caption] These systems are equipped with instrumentation, including flow weirs and samplers to collect data. The projects are currently collecting data. If you are in the Richmond area, please visit the Science Museum and see...

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