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Title: Using Urban Forestry Practices to Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Authors: Peterson, Paul
Keywords: stormwater
urban forestry
canopy cover
citygreen
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Peterson, P. 2010. Using Urban Forestry Practices to Reduce Stormwater Runoff.
Abstract: This study reviews the current thought and literature on urban watershed forestry and explains how increasing total forest canopy cover in an urban watershed will result in a corresponding decrease in stormwater runoff. The American Forests CITYGreen urban forestry model is applied to two sub-watersheds in the Vadnais Lake watershed, Ramsey County, Minnesota, to predict the outcome of applying urban watershed forestry practices. Results indicated a positive correlation between an increase in urban forest canopy cover and a reduction in volume of stormwater flow from precipitation events.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/101667
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