State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2010TX365B
Title: Design and evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for urban stormwater quality improvement in South Texas
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: 28
Focus Categories: Surface Water, Water Quality, Wetlands
Keywords: Stormwater quantity and qualify, Continuous flow monitoring, Best Management Practices, Performance evaluation
Principal Investigators: Pan, Xubin (Texas A&M University - Kingsville); Jones, Kim D
Federal Funds: $ 5,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 16,177
Abstract: The increase in population and rapid development at the border of US and Mexico imposes a serious stormwater quality problem and potential flooding risk in the Arroyo Colorado Basin area. In order to improve urban stormwater quality, some Best Management Practices (baffle box and treatment wetlands) are being designed for City of McAllen, TX. Continuous flow monitoring will be used to survey the critical water quantity and quality parameters including flows, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, bacteria, and others. Then water quantity and quality can be evaluated after comparing the volume and concentration at the inlet and outlet of the BMP designs. A mathematical descriptive model of each BMP will be developed and validated using these data.

Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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