#EPA updates its stormwater calculator for #ClimateChange

#EPA updates its stormwater calculator for #ClimateChange

ASLA 2011 Analysis and Planning Honor Award. GreenPlan Philadelphia / Wallace, Roberts & Todd (WRT) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated its national stormwater calculator , which estimates the amount of rainwater and runoff from any site in the U.S., to reflect best estimates on future climate change. The EPA writes: “the calculator now includes changes in seasonal precipitation levels, the effects of more frequent high-intensity storms, and changes in evaporation rates based on validated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change scenarios.” The first iteration of the calculator just covered soils conditions, slope, land cover, and historical rainfall records. The goal is help developers, planners, and landscape architects understand how to best adapt our water management systems for a changing future. The new EPA administrator,...

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