A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF STORM WATER RUNOFF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES: THE MILL CREEK WATERSHED CASE STUDY, OHIO
Storm water runoff has been one of the significant problems in the Mill Creek watershed since the early 20th century due to the expansion of urban areas and the occupation of undeveloped area. The main objective of this study is to examine the storm water runoff management techniques that could help the Mill Creek watershed. The other objective is to propose a solution based on the comparison of the environmental benefits and cost-efficiency of these different techniques. The application of the techniques in Mill Creek watershed is the key part of the research. The study includes the developmental history of Mill Creek, illustrating the necessity of controlling storm water runoff and flood, and the analysis of its environmental and economic benefits. Knowing that water runoff reduction is the main objective to obtain, ArcView GIS 3.2 extension TR55 model is a useful tool to measure the impact of land use conversion.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:storm water runoff greenway constructed wetland disconnect program tunnel
Date of Publication:01/01/2003