Documents and Links
The following are resources and web site links that will provide additional information about urban stream restoration and water quality protection.
Green Parking Lot Guide, EPA, February 2008
Stream Corridor Restoration Principals, Processes and Practices, USDA et. al., 1998
Black Willow Cutting Survival in Streambank Plantings, Southeastern US, 2006
Guidelines for Natural Stream Channel design for Pennsylvania Waterways, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, March 2003
A Stream Corridor Protection Strategy for Local Governments, University of Virginia, July 2002
Urban Soil Primer for Homeowners and Renters, Local Planning Boards, etc., NRCS, 2005
State of Minnesota Stormwater Manual, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, November 2005
Links to Web Sites
INCOG Water Quality Home Page - this website provides information about water quality issues and programs within the INCOG area. Additional resources can be linked from here.
Green Country Stormwater Alliance - this INCOG website provides a variety of information and resources on urban stormwater programs in Oklahoma, with targeted assistance to homeowners, businesses, construction industry and municipalities.
Wildland Hydrology / Dave Rosgen - This is the home page of one of the most noted stream restoration hydrologists in the world. Dave Rosgen's methods are used extensively in stream bioremediation projects. This website links to numerous technical information and resources on stream restoration.
North Carolina State University Stream Restoration Program - The NCSU program is one of the most notable University level research programs in the US. The NCSU organization takes advantage of extensive Federal and State partnerships to implement comprehensive stream restoration projects.
Interagency Cooperators on Stream Restoration - This website links to Federal agencies and programs involved in stream restoration, including a link to a 1998 guidance document (available for download above in "USDA Documents") on stream restoration design practices.
Water Related Best Management Practices in the Landscape - This NRCS Water Sciences Institute document was created to provide an easily used source of information about the BMPs available for storm water management, erosion control, and protection of natural systems. It was created specifically for the NRCS urban conservationists, but it can also be a useful resource for city planner, developers, home owners, students, and other interested parties.
NRCS Watershed Technology Electronic Catalog - This is a collection of stream related technologies and structure which generally require drawings. The collection is categorized by topics which describe the technology, its use or location of use. Currently, the categories include soil bioengineering, fencing, instream improvements, pollution control, recreation facilities, shaped slopes, revetments, roads and crossings, urban plantings, hydraulic structures and watersheds.
EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution in Urban Areas - This important EPA Website has many links to EPA and non-EPA internet-based resources addressing urban pollution and urban stream protection.
Watershed Assessment of River Stability & Sediment Supply (WARSSS) Version 1.0 - This website provides technical methods to address excess sediment that has been a leading cause of water quality impairment across the Nation for years. WARSSS is a technical procedure developed by Dr. David L. Rosgen for water quality scientists to use in evaluating streams and rivers impaired by excess sediment. There is also a lot of information for non-technical parties to help understand sediment transport, streambank erosion and how it can be addressed.
EPA Smart Growth and Water: Resources and Tools - This website provides brief summaries and links to numerous hydrologic and analysis tools and case-studies. Also included are links to the use of EPA's Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) for those needing to use an urban water flow model.
Stream Restoration: National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics - This website provides a place for all stakeholders in the field of Stream Restoration to come together and share advances in science, innovations in practice, and opportunities for education and training. The site encourages and facilitates communication and cooperation among civil engineers, ecologists, project manager, geomorphologists, hydrologists, agency personnel, biologists and social scientists in pursuit of stream restoration success.
Oklahoma Floodplain Manager's Association (OFMA) - OFMA brings together people with a common interest in floodplain management, including citizens, public employees and elected officials, engineers, planners, contractors, lenders, insurance agents, real estate professionals, students, corporate partners and local, state and federal agencies. OFMA objectives include promoting interest in flood damage abatement, improving cooperation among government agencies, and encouraging innovative approaches to managing Oklahoma's floodplains.
The Low Impact Development Center is a non-profit organization dedicated tot the advancement of Low Impact Development technology. This site promotes a comprehensive land planning and engineering design approach with a goal of maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban and developing watersheds. Reports and studies may be downloaded. If you need to use any website material for a presentation send an email to the LIDC for permission.