Environmental Center of the Rockies
Demonstration Project-- Urban Storm Runoff

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BASIN is proud to be involved with a cutting-edge demonstration project and study on urban storm runoff at the Environmental Center of the Rockies on the southwest corner of Broadway and Baseline in Boulder. Working with Dr. James Heaney and his graduate students Dave Samples and Len Wright as well as others involved with the demonstration project, BASIN will offer data, information and preliminary conclusions about the project.

Urban storm runoff is a major contributor to surface and possibly groundwater pollution. This project provides an opportunity to examine how parking lots, landscaping and design can impact water quality.


Photo copyright by Len Wright- CU Boulder

How does water runoff in the Boulder area effect water quality?

What can be done to minimize the impacts of urban runoff?

What is impervious surface and why is it so important in understanding urban storm runoff?

INVITATION BASIN is a community project actively seeking public participation. We appreciate all feedback and welcome comments, suggestions and contributions. To find out more about how you can be involved, click here. Help BASIN serve your needs, take our "10 questions in 10 seconds" survey.

BASIN is supported by the US EPA, the City of Boulder, the Keep it Clean Partnership, BCWI and BCN

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