State Water Resources Research Institute Program


Project ID: 2012DE236B
Title: Water Quality Impacts of Landscape Best Management Practices that Enhance Vegetation
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 6/ 1/2012
End Date: 2/28/2013
Congressional District: At large
Focus Categories: Non Point Pollution, Nutrients, Management and Planning
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Principal Investigator: Inamdar, Shreeram
Federal Funds: $ 1,500
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 3,000
Abstract: This project focuses on water quality in runoff that comes from lawns and drainage areas of varying vegetation types in urban/suburban watersheds, including normal vegetation (e.g., primarily turf) and vegetation intended to enhance biodiversity. A total of six sites will be monitored, each draining a different type of watershed: two sites from a turf/lawn land use, two from native meadows, and two from a forested area. Ultimately, this project hopes to introduce the idea of planting native vegetation as a means of providing more sustainable and environmentally friendly urban landscapes.

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