Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers. Allen Burton and Robert Pitt, CRC Press 2001.

Preface

This handbook is intended to be a working document which assists scientists, engineers, consultants, regulators, citizen groups, and environmental managers in determining if stormwater runoff is causing adverse effects and beneficial-use impairments in local receiving waters. This includes adverse effects on aquatic life and human health and considers exposures to multiple stressors such as pathogens, chemicals, and habitat alteration. Given the complicated nature of the problem, where diffuse inputs contain multiple stressors which vary in intensity with time (and often in areas which are simultaneously impacted by point source discharges or other development activities, e.g., channelization), it is difficult to define and separate stormwater effects from these other factors. To accomplish this task requires an integrated watershed-based assessment approach which focuses on sampling before, during, and after storm events.

This handbook provides a logical approach for an experimental design that can be tailored to address a wide range of environmental concerns, such as ecological and human health risk assessments, determining water quality or biological criteria exceedances, use impairment, source identification, trend analysis, determination of best management practice (BMP) effectiveness, stormwater quality monitoring for NPDES Phase I and II permits and applications, and total maximum daily load (TMDL) assessments. Despite the complexity of stormwater, successful and accurate assessments of its impact are possible by following the logical integrated approaches described in this handbook.

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Stormwater Effects Handbook: A Toolbox for Watershed Managers, Scientists, and Engineers.

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Table of Contents

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Cover page, title page and TOC.

Chapter 1

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2

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CHAPTER 2 Receiving Water Uses, Impairments, and Sources of Stormwater Pollutants.

Chapter 3

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CHAPTER 3 Stressor Categories and Their Effects on Humans and Ecosystems.

Chapter 4a

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CHAPTER 4 Overview of Assessment Problem Formulation.

Chapter 4b

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Continuation of Chapter 4.

Chapter 4c

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Chapter 5a

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CHAPTER 5 Sampling Effort and Collection Methods.

Chapter 5b

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Chapter 5c

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Chapter 6a

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CHAPTER 6 Ecosystem Component Characterization.

Chapter 6b

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Continuation of Chapter 6.

Chapter 6c

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Continuation of Chapter 6.

Chapter 6d

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Continuation of Chapter 6.

Chapter 7

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CHAPTER 7 Statistical Analyses of Receiving Water Data.

Chapter 8

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CHAPTER 8 Data Interpretation.

Appendix A

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APPENDIX A Habitat Characterization.

Appendix B

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APPENDIX B Benthic Community Assessment.

Appendix C

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APPENDIX C Fish Community Assessment.

Appendix D

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APPENDIX D Toxicity and Bioaccumulation Testing.

Appendix E

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APPENDIX E Laboratory Safety, Waste Disposal, and Chemical Analyses Methods.

Appendix F

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APPENDIX F Sampling Requirements for Paired Tests.

Appendix G

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APPENDIX G Water Quality Criteria.

Appendix H

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APPENDIX H Watershed and Receiving Water Modeling.

Appendix I

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APPENDIX I Glossary.

Appendix J

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APPENDIX J Vendors of Supplies and Equipment Used in Receiving–Water Monitoring.

Index Section

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Index Section.

 

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