Stormwater Monitoring

The EPA defines Stormwater as "runoff [that] is generated from rain and snowmelt events that flow over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground." Some of the concerns of stormwater are that "the runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters."

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Event: Oct 24, 2018 Crowdsourcing Stormwater Solutions at The Nature Conservancy

by nwhysel New Contributor 7 days ago | 2 | 73 | 0

Take on the NYC Stormwater Design Challenge! Join the Nature Conservancy, Decision Fish, Clicksu...

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Rain Barrel and Rain Gauge Build with 7th Ward Residents

by stevie 4 months ago | 2 | 375 | -2

This past weekend, Public Lab and Recharge NOLA, with Water Wise 7th Ward, led a joint workshop t...

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Pensacola Stormwater

by stevie 4 months ago | 0 | 101 | 1

In early June, 2018, a group of us from the Pensacola NAACP, and other interested parties got to...

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Accurate soda bottle rain gauge

by stevie 4 months ago | 3 | 237 | 3

I’ve been interested in DIY rain gauges. The ones we used for the [stormwater workshop series][1]...

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Water Wise NOLA Rain Barrel Build!

by stevie 11 months ago | 0 | 233 | 0

Sharing a note (and above image) from [Water Wise NOLA][1]:: Water Wise NOLA is participating ...

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Report-back from second Open Call on Hurricane Harvey response and coordination

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 194 | 1

We again had an Open Call yesterday on the topic of Harvey response and ~6+ pe...

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Catch Basins 101: How to clean a catch basin with one person in 68 minutes.

by dmunchak New Contributor about 1 year ago | 8 | 527 | 4

It's not rocket science. Next time you take a shower look down at the drain. Marvel at how the wa...

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Report-back from Open Call on Hurricane Harvey response and coordination

by warren about 1 year ago | 3 | 282 | 2

We had an Open Call today on the topic of Harvey response and 12+ people atten...

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Exploring New Stormwater Monitoring Methods

by stevie about 1 year ago | 0 | 259 | 5

Here in New Orleans, we've been involved in the larger conversation with the Public Lab community...

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Stormwater Workshop 6: Monitoring and Lessons Learned

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 229 | 1

After a month of stormwater monitoring and collecting data, we got together for one more workshop...

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Stormwater Workshop 4 Report: Implementing a Stormwater Study

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 182 | 0

On June 3rd a group met in New Orleans for the fourth workshop in the Stormwater Series. In this ...

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Gathering rain data from weather underground

by stevie over 1 year ago | 1 | 182 | 1

While individuals can put up weather stations to report to weather underground, it's also a great...

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Measuring water in a rain gauge

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 488 | 4

Lead image from [commons.wikimedia.org][1] The purpose of this activity is to document how to ...

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Stormwater Workshop 3 Report: Designing a Stormwater Study

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 240 | 2

On May 6th, we met for the third in the [Stormwater Workshop Series][1] on "Designing a Stormwate...

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Stormwater Workshop Two Report: Community Mapping

by stevie over 1 year ago | 1 | 339 | 3

On April 8th 12 people gathered for the second in the [Stormwater Workshop series][1]. The goal o...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: March 2017

by klie over 1 year ago | 0 | 125 | 0

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pub...

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Introduction to Stormwater Workshop 1 Report

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 261 | 2

On March 4th, we hosted an event in New Orleans that was the first of the [New Orleans Stormwater...

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How to visually document a site

by stevie over 1 year ago | 1 | 355 | 3

_The below activities from the Wetlands Toolkit, [Workshop 2: Understanding your wetland site](ht...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: February 2017

by klie over 1 year ago | 0 | 77 | 3

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pub...

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Testing - water depth from camera image

by chalmers New Contributor over 1 year ago | 3 | 127 | 3

Introduction summary: Is it be possible to derive the water depth using images from cameras? O...

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Stormwater Workshop Series in New Orleans!

by stevie over 1 year ago | 2 | 853 | 2

**Public Lab will be starting a new workshop series in New Orleans focusing on Stormwater and Flo...

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How to determine peak discharge from drainage basin runoff

by stevie over 1 year ago | 0 | 297 | 0

Source of lead image: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2255129 _Source of activity: [http://ww...

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Pollutant Discharge Permits

by mlamadrid over 1 year ago | 0 | 151 | 0

Article by Gretchen Gehrke for [Community Science...

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Enforcing Stormwater Permits with Google Street View along the Mystic River

by mathew about 2 years ago | 1 | 469 | 4

_Compressed autos at Mystic River scrap yard, Everett, Massachusetts, 1974. Spencer Grant/Getty I...

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