Check out this article about flood management in Mount Vernon that was recently published in Storm Water Solutions.
Located along the banks of the Skagit River 60 miles north of Seattle is the City of Mount Vernon, Wash. This community, which is known for its annual Tulip Festival street fair, has been plagued by immense flooding. The devastating effects of this flooding have limited the city’s ability to promote its unique tourist opportunities.
In order to alleviate the flooding issue, the city developed a multi-year plan that included the purchase of a mobile floodwall that could be installed during events. This was utilized as a stopgap measure while designers worked on developing a more permanent fix. The long-term solution decided upon was the $27.3 million Private-Public Partnership Waterfront Revitalization Plan, which was broken down into multiple phases.
Read the whole case study in Storm Water Management.
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Water specialists and engineers are increasingly focused on low impact development (LID) technology and stormwater solutions that reduce runoff and provide water quality treatment. At AquaShield™ we developed an LID pyramid to help our clients and engineers select the solution that is best for their stormwater project.
Resource Rain Chattanooga recently launched the Low Impact Development Design Challenge, sponsored in part by AquaShield. The contest asked teams to redesign Broad Street and Cherokee Boulevard with green space, bike paths, and LID elements.
You can check out all their cool ideas for improving our home city of Chattanooga here: http://www.greenspaceschattanooga.org/lid-competition/
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