WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN MONTGOMERY, COUNTY, MARYLAND: A CASE REPORT

This is a report on the Montgomery County Government's program instituted for development and implementation of a system for solution of the growing problems associated with urban storm runoff, quantitative and qualitative, on a watershed basis. The principles, objectives, and activities of the embryo program are discussed. The problems experienced and needs for the future are listed. Examples of completed and ongoing projects are presented. The main thrust of the structural phase of this program is to plan, design, construct and maintain public facilities which control or protect against urban-oriented storm flows in the middle frequency range (10 to 50-year return interval). This system complements the current non-structural control methods, such as restrictive land-use regulation and flood-plain acquisition programs. A consultant for the County has been involved in the development of a pilot watershed storm water management implementation plan, in which a hydrologic model, capable of analyzing small and large problem areas, was developed for simulation of runoff from County watersheds and evaluation of design solutions. The practical application of the above in developing an urgently-needed storm water management plan for a neighboring watershed is presented in detail.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 25-35

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UKY BU109
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM