November 12, 10:00-11:00am PST
The temperature of stormwater is an important but overlooked characteristic of urban stormwater. The urbanization of our landscapes causes alterations of the thermal regime of the surrounding environment. The use of concrete as a construction material contributes to the nation's heat island effect due to its ability to store heat within its surface. Stormwater runoff flowing over heated surfaces potentially increases in temperature and consequently may cause a rise in the base temperature of receiving waters (wetlands, streams, lakes etc.). The extent of heat transmitted, and the amount of thermal pollution contributed, are important to the health of fish and other aquatic life at the receiving waters. This presentation discusses pervious concrete as a low impact development (LID) stormwater control measure (SCM) to mitigate the thermal pollution of urban stormwater runoff coursing across the built landscape of our urban environment.
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