IMPERVIOUS SURFACE REDUCTION STUDY. TECHNICAL AND POLICY ANALYSIS FINAL REPORT

As the North Thurston urban region (in Washington State) continues to grow, impervious surfaces such as streets and parking lots will also increase. With increasing amounts of impervious surfaces, other problems are increased as well. These problems include flooding and erosion, decrease recharge of groundwater and drinking water supplies, and degraded fish and wildlife habitat of local streams and lakes. Local development practices aim to reduce these impacts but fail to address a key source of the problem, impervious surfaces. The goal of the Impervious Surface Reduction Study is to identify and gain community support for development techniques and policies that result in increase stormwater treatment and groundwater recharge without causing appreciable increases in development costs. This report discusses the study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study is funded by the Department of Ecology through a Centennial Clean Water Fund Grant and Olympia residents through their Storm and Surface Water Utility.
  • Corporate Authors:

    City of Olympia Public Works Department

    P.O. Box 1967
    Olympia, WA  United States  98507-1967
  • Publication Date: 1994-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM