State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2012MS159B
Title: Soil Media Compositions for Water Quality Improvements and Stormwater Management in Urban Flow-through Facilities
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2012
End Date: 2/28/2013
Congressional District: 3rd
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Water Quantity
Keywords: Water Quality, Water Quality Management
Principal Investigators: Kroger, Robert; Gallo, Warren (Cory) Corrado (Mississippi State University)
Federal Funds: $ 16,249
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 34,433
Abstract: This interdisciplinary and collaborative research project proposes using urban, small-scale flow-through facilities for water quality and quantity improvements. These facilities are described as "flow through" because they are intended to be used in dense urban environments or heavy clay conditions that do not allow for infiltration.

Two specific objectives will be undertaken. The first objective is a replicated lab experiment that will test differences of soil media composition and depth on water quality and quantity efficiencies to determine a preferred "treatment" composition for reducing run-off volumes and peak flows, and removing nonpoint source pollutants (e.g., nutrients and total suspended solids) for the South-Eastern United States. The second objective will develop a portable extension/outreach tool that can be used to explain an urban flow-through facility and its applicability to the development and regulatory community. The results from objective 1 will be translated into an info sheet that will accompany the outreach tool when being used in demonstrations.

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