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Great tool! Online Stormwater Calculator for anyone interested in reducing runoff from property: via @EPA…

Great tool! Online Stormwater Calculator for anyone interested in reducing runoff from property: via @EPA…

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including: site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. The Calculator accesses several national databases that provide soil, topography, rainfall, and evaporation information for the chosen site. The user supplies information about the site’s land cover and selects the types of low impact development (LID) controls they would like to use. The LID controls that the user can choose are seven green infrastructure practices: Disconnection Rain harvesting Rain gardens Green roofs Street planters Infilt...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/national-stormwater-calcula...

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