Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2017-2018 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Ramsey. With more high-intensity storms and above average precipitation amounts predicted for the region in the coming decades, storm water management will become a more significant issue in developing communities like Ramsey. Storm water management can be a particular challenge in neighborhoods that are already established and where there is little room to develop retention ponds or reroute storm water infrastructure. This project focused on Identifying appropriate best management practices (BMPs) to accommodate storm water runoff in an established neighborhood in Ramsey. Students in Dr. John Gulliver’s Urban Hydrology and Water Quality class sampled water in the neighborhood's Emerald Pond, investigated best practices for treating organic matter-rich storm water runoff, and made recommendations for Emerald Pond. The students’ final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in CEGE 5511: Urban Hydrology and Water Quality, taught by John Gulliver in fall 2017.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance community resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Barth, Brendan; Dempsey, Griffin; Erhart, Emily; Muramoto-Mathieu, Megumi; Yetter, Kara.
Managing Storm Water: Emerald Pond Project Report.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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