Case Studies

Case studies are invaluable in illustrating techniques and sharing information. Often practitioners prefer case studies for learning how to apply assessment and maintenance techniques for stormwater treatment practices. Most of the case studies listed here were provided by practitioners, and submissions of other similar case studies are welcomed.

These case studies cover the range of stormwater treatment practices and assessment levels as well as source reduction:

Case Study #1. "Monitoring a dry detention pond with under-drains" provided by C. F. Hussain, J. Brand, A. J. Erickson, J. S. Gulliver, and P. T. Weiss at the University of Minnesota.

Case Study #2. "Assessment of a proprietary underground structure for stormwater treatment" provided by M. A. Wilson, J. S. Gulliver, O. Mohseni, and R. M. Hozalski at the University of Minnesota.

Case Study #3. "Assessment of infiltration at a rain garden" provided by B.C Asleson, R.S. Nestingen , J.S. Gulliver, R.M. Hozalski and J.L. Nieber at the University of Minnesota.

Case Study #4. "Monitoring a regional infiltration system" provided by Emmons and Olivier Resources and the South Washington Watershed District.

Case Study #5. "Water quality benefits of surface stormwater drainage and treatment of parking lot runoff using multi-cell wetlands in parking lot median strips" provided by C.J. Aichinger at the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District.

Case Study #6. "Assessing vegetated buffers using synthetic residential runoff" provided by Sarah M. Stai and Westwood Professional Services.

Case Study #7. "Monitoring to test the P8 model at Bass Creek Business Park" provided by Brian Vlach and John Barten at Three Rivers Park District.

Case Study #8. "Monitoring and modeling to improve the management of Eagle Lake golf course" provided by Brian Vlach and John Barten at Three Rivers Park District.

Case Study #9. "Assessment of source reduction due to phosphorus-free fertilizers" provided by Brian Vlach, John Barten, James Johnson, and Monica Zachay at Three Rivers Park District.

Case Study #10. "Lawn care impacts on phosphorus load" provided by Brian Vlach and John Barten at Three Rivers Park District.

Case Study #11. "Stormwater Retention Ponds: Maintenance vs. Efficiency" provided by Jim Hafner at the City of Blaine and Mike Panzer at Wenck Associates, Inc.

 

 

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