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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Stormwater Studies & Management

We classify land use types and map impervious surfaces within drainage areas to estimate pollutant loadings to local lakes and streams.

Following surveys and assessments of the stormwater area, we develop comprehensive stormwater management plans. These plans are used to guide municipalities, associations, and others in efforts to reduce or eliminate stormwater impacts on lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater.

We recommend the type and design of residential, commercial, and municipal stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including rain gardens, stormwater wetlands, pervious pavements, filter strips, and other surface runoff treatment methods.