Stormwater Treatment BMPs:                           Why Worry About Stormwater?                    Introduction to Rain G...
This is a presentation given at the 2011 Stormwater BMP Installation and Maintenance Workshop, sponsored by the Johnson Co...
The Midwest Landscape       Prairies and Pasture on Uplands, Wooded Valleys              Photo: David DodsInstallation and...
What Happens To Stormwater                     When We Change the Landscape . . .                      from this          ...
The Life of a Raindrop                                                                  in the Forest                     ...
Little Raindrop on             the Prairie  Photo: David Dods             Lots of Infiltration;                           ...
The Land-Water Connection                     Intimate Connection Between Land, Water, and Plants;                        ...
The Voyage of a                                                                       Raindrop                            ...
How Fast Does                    Our Raindrop Move?  Lawn, 1 hour                                                         ...
Then Multiply All Over Town:       Little infiltration. Lots of runoff, moving very fast.                 Photo: David Dod...
The Land-Water Connection in the CityPhotos: David Dods   Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Worksh...
Consequences:                                         Water Pollution              Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maint...
When Stormwater Pollution is Visible              Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BM...
Consequences:                                                  Erosion                Photo: David DodsInstallation and Ma...
Consequences:                                                Flooding               Photo: Carla DodsInstallation and Main...
Consequences:                                      Stream Degradation                  Photo: David DodsInstallation and M...
Consequences:Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
And we alter the landscape on a large scale…                Photo: David Dods                                           Fl...
Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
Total loss of ecological function              Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs ...
Rain Gardens and Bioretention              Catch stormwater near the point of generation, Slow it down, Promote           ...
Shallow Bowl,        Typ. 6 – 12”                         Rain GardenDan Shaw, Waterdrop Innovations                      ...
BioretentionEngineered   Soil                                                                                    Underdrai...
Parking Lot Edge Rain Garden                          Project: Carla Dods; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance o...
Parking Lot Edge Bioretention                                        Lenexa Fire Station                    Photo: David D...
Large Scale: Urban Redevelopment Project            Photo: Rusty Schmidt, URSInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Tr...
Parking Lot Islands                        Johnson County Sunset Office Building    Photo: David DodsInstallation and Main...
University of Kansas – Roof Downspouts            Photo: Jim Scheussler, BNIM ArchitectsInstallation and Maintenance of St...
Kansas State University              Photo: Lee Skabelund, Kansas State UniversityInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwat...
Courtyard – Applebee’s HQ               Project: Jim Scheussler, BNIM Architects; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Mainte...
Greensburg, Kansas Main Street                                                      Photos Courtesy of: Jim Scheussler, BN...
Street Edge - Commercial                                   Project: Patti Banks Associates; Photo: David DodsInstallation ...
Street Edge - Commercial            Project: Meg Babani, Taliaferro & Browne; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenanc...
Street Edge - Residential             Photo: David Dods, URSInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Work...
Thanks & Credits     Thanks for sharing photos, illustrations, and advice:    Todd Bond, Jessi Veach, Kevin Slates, URS, O...
Questions                  ?david.dods@urs.com,    913.344.1022
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This is a presentation prepared for the Stormwater Treatment BMP Workshop, sponsored by the Johnson County, Kansas Stormwater Management Program, and held in December 2011.

The first presentation illustrates how urbanization affects water movement through the landscape and how green infrastructure can help restore ecological function to the built environment. The second presentation was an introduction to rain garden and bioretention construction for commercial applications (rather than residential yards).

For more information on these materials, contact:
URS Green Solutions Team
Overland Park, Kansas

David Dods, Senior Environmental Engineer, david.dods@urs.com, 913.344.1022
Jessi Veach, Civil Engineer, jessi.veach@urs.com, 913.344.1029
Todd Bond, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer, todd.bond@urs.com, 913.344.1010
David Kocour, Environmental Scientist, david.kocour@urs.com, 913.344.1058

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  1. 1. Stormwater Treatment BMPs: Why Worry About Stormwater? Introduction to Rain Gardens and Bioretention (presentation 1 of 2)Photo: Carla Dods Photos: David Dods, URS David Dods URS, Overland Park, Kansas 914.344.1022, david.dods@urs.com Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  2. 2. This is a presentation given at the 2011 Stormwater BMP Installation and Maintenance Workshop, sponsored by the Johnson County, Kansas Stormwater Management Program, and held at Johnson County Community College in December. Two files have been posted. The first presentation (this one) illustrates how urbanization changes our landscape and the way water moves through it, the consequences of those changes, and how green infrastructure can help restore ecological function to the built environment. The second presentation is an introduction to rain garden and bioretention construction for commercial applications (rather than residential yards). These materials were developed by the URS Green Solutions Team in Kansas City. Feel free to contact us with any questions about these materials. David Dods, Senior Environmental Engineer, david.dods@urs.com, 913.344.1022 Jessi Veach, Civil Engineer, jessi.veach@urs.com, 913.344.1029 Todd Bond, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer, todd.bond@urs.com, 913.344.1010 David Kocour, Environmental Scientist, david.kocour@urs.com, 913.344.1058Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  3. 3. The Midwest Landscape Prairies and Pasture on Uplands, Wooded Valleys Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  4. 4. What Happens To Stormwater When We Change the Landscape . . . from this to this?Photos: David Dods Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  5. 5. The Life of a Raindrop in the Forest Photos: David Dods Lots of Interception, Evaporation, & Infiltration. Little RunoffInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  6. 6. Little Raindrop on the Prairie Photo: David Dods Lots of Infiltration; Photo courtesy of Fred Rozumalski, Little Runoff Barr EngineeringInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  7. 7. The Land-Water Connection Intimate Connection Between Land, Water, and Plants; Pollutant Removal, Groundwater RechargePhotos: David Dods Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  8. 8. The Voyage of a Raindrop in the City: Rooftop to River in Minutes Photos: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  9. 9. How Fast Does Our Raindrop Move? Lawn, 1 hour Rooftop to gutter, Driveway, 1 minute 17 secPhoto: David Dods Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  10. 10. Then Multiply All Over Town: Little infiltration. Lots of runoff, moving very fast. Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  11. 11. The Land-Water Connection in the CityPhotos: David Dods Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  12. 12. Consequences: Water Pollution Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  13. 13. When Stormwater Pollution is Visible Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  14. 14. Consequences: Erosion Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  15. 15. Consequences: Flooding Photo: Carla DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  16. 16. Consequences: Stream Degradation Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  17. 17. Consequences:Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  18. 18. And we alter the landscape on a large scale… Photo: David Dods Flying Into DallasInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  19. 19. Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  20. 20. Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  21. 21. Total loss of ecological function Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  22. 22. Rain Gardens and Bioretention Catch stormwater near the point of generation, Slow it down, Promote infiltration, Filter pollutants, Restore habitat and ecological function, Create beauty with our stormwater systems.Photos: David Dods Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  23. 23. Shallow Bowl, Typ. 6 – 12” Rain GardenDan Shaw, Waterdrop Innovations Deep Rooted Native Soil, Plants Amended with Compost Installation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  24. 24. BioretentionEngineered Soil Underdrain Illustration Courtesy of Kurt Keuthold, Barr EngineeringInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  25. 25. Parking Lot Edge Rain Garden Project: Carla Dods; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  26. 26. Parking Lot Edge Bioretention Lenexa Fire Station Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  27. 27. Large Scale: Urban Redevelopment Project Photo: Rusty Schmidt, URSInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  28. 28. Parking Lot Islands Johnson County Sunset Office Building Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  29. 29. University of Kansas – Roof Downspouts Photo: Jim Scheussler, BNIM ArchitectsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  30. 30. Kansas State University Photo: Lee Skabelund, Kansas State UniversityInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  31. 31. Courtyard – Applebee’s HQ Project: Jim Scheussler, BNIM Architects; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  32. 32. Greensburg, Kansas Main Street Photos Courtesy of: Jim Scheussler, BNIM ArchitectsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  33. 33. Street Edge - Commercial Project: Patti Banks Associates; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  34. 34. Street Edge - Commercial Project: Meg Babani, Taliaferro & Browne; Photo: David DodsInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  35. 35. Street Edge - Residential Photo: David Dods, URSInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  36. 36. Thanks & Credits Thanks for sharing photos, illustrations, and advice: Todd Bond, Jessi Veach, Kevin Slates, URS, Overland Park, Kansas Rusty Schmidt and Dan Shaw, Waterdrop Innovations, River Falls, Wisconsin Carla Dods, Shockey Consulting, Lenexa, Kansas Kurt Leuthold and Fred Rozumalski, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, Minnesota Matt Schoell-Schafer and Lisa Treese, Patti Banks Associates, Kansas City, Missouri Meg Babani, Taliaferro & Browne, Kansas City, Missouri Steve Roth, DRG Engineers, Bonner Springs, Kansas Lee Skabelund, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas Jim Scheussler, BNIM Architects, Kansas City,MissouriInstallation and Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment BMPs Workshop, December 2011
  37. 37. Questions ?david.dods@urs.com, 913.344.1022

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