STORM WATER MANAGEMENT: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE MUDDY BRANCH AND SENECA CREEK WATERSHEDS

This study which recommends a comprehensive storm water management plan and associated policies and produced flood plain maps for the 50- and 100-year floods under existing land use and ultimate land use conditions, collected data, encourage public participation, developed analysis methodology, selected the storm water model, investigated factors that increase storm water runoff, developed study methodology, described alternative storm water management schemes, and developed appropriate maps and graphic illustrations. The goals, objectives and policies governing the Maryland efforts are detailed and a local resource inventory is presented. The study addressed small scale storage, urban land management, rural land treatment, channel improvements, stream valley control, reservoirs, flood insurance, flood-proofing, flood-warning and emergency procedures, current storm water management plans, structural improvements. Six problem areas investigated in the Muddy Branch Watershed are: developed areas, roads and bridges, railroads, historical and archeological sites, environmentally sensitive areas, and stream channel erosion. The problem areas and identification criteria for this and the Seneca Creek Watershed were identical. The recommended solutions and implemented procedures are described. Existing federal, state, and local financial programs for implementing a wide range of storm water related projects are summarized.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Montgomery County Planning Board, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hill (Clair A) and Associates

    1930 Isaac Newton Square E, Room 202
    Reston, VA  USA  22090
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 229 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: M-NCPPC 2-01-511-28
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM