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Oct 15
2010

Stormwater runoff captured on video

Posted by Chris in video , Stormwater , sediment , runoff

On September 30, 2010 our area was soaked by the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. Some areas received as much as 10 inches of rain from this storm. I spent the morning video-documenting various areas in our watershed and how the rain was impacting our waterways.

Galesville Rain Garden:

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqdxXt2G-PE 640x385]
This project was recently completed, and seems to be functioning well. Water is captured from the street and parking lots, and is allowed to soak in rather than go straight into the river. The native plants help soak up the water, and also provide a pleasant landscape.

 

Triton Woods (new development on Mayo Peninsula):

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHlrEM6pFMw 640x385]
This sediment basin fills during large storms and muddy runoff flows under Mayo Road and then into a ditch which carries it to Cadle Creek.

In order to restore the health of our waterways, we must be able to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff. It's time to get serious about stormwater pollution. For more video of stormwater runoff, see http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=WestRhode#g/u

 

Jul 01
2010

Video: A Day in the Life of Muddy Creek (Rhode River)

Posted by Chris in video , Rhode River , Muddy Creek

Recently, a member sent us a video he put together of scenes he captured on the Rhode River. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txp7S6SGCzY 480x385]