Low Impact Development Performance Monitoring


Two bioretention facilities, one at the University of Maryland Campus and one in Montgomery County (MD) are being monitored for at least one year after the completion of construction.  This project will provide information on the performance of bioretention as a stormwater management practice in an urban retrofit situation, with specific focus on the behavior of highly toxic contaminants at trace levels.  Rigorous demonstration of reduction of toxic concentrations and of mass loadings will allow modeling and predictions for the use of this technology in other areas of the Anacostia watershed, and throughout the US.

This project began in Spring 2006 and is being completed by Doctoral student Houng Li

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September 26, 2006