Urban Runoff

Urban runoff is surface runoff of rainwater created by urbanization. This runoff is a major source of water pollution in urban communities worldwide.

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Urban Runoff - See Also
... Surface runoff - Agricultural issues Agricultural wastewater treatment - Nutrient runoff First flush (initial runoff of a rainstorm) List of environmental ...
Heat Pollution - Control of Thermal Pollution - Urban Runoff
... During warm weather, urban runoff can have significant thermal impacts on small streams, as stormwater passes over hot parking lots, roads and sidewalks ... management facilities that absorb runoff or direct it into groundwater, such as bioretention systems and infiltration basins, can reduce these thermal effects ...
Water Pollution - Control of Pollution - Urban Runoff (stormwater)
... Main article Urban runoff See also Green infrastructure Effective control of urban runoff involves reducing the velocity and flow of stormwater, as well as ... variety of stormwater management techniques to reduce the effects of urban runoff ... Runoff mitigation systems include infiltration basins, bioretention systems, constructed wetlands, retention basins and similar devices ...
Nonpoint Source Pollution
... affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea ... It is the leading cause of water pollution in the United States today, with polluted runoff from agriculture the primary cause ... Other significant sources of runoff include hydrological and habitat modification, and silviculture (forestry) ...

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