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Jordan Cove Watershed Project

Jordan Cove Watershed Project

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Jordan Cove Watershed Project
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Published by: CT River Coastal Conservation District on Jul 12, 2012
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www.canr.uconn.edu/jordancove
 
College of Agricultureand Natural Resources
 
www.canr.uconn.edu/jordancove.html
Background
ABOUT THE PROJECT
THE JORDAN COVE URBAN WATERSHED PROJECT IS LOCATED IN WATERFORD,CONNECTICUT ALONG THE COAST OF LONG ISLAND SOUND. THE STUDY BEGAN IN 1995,AND WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WATER QUANTITY AND QUALITY BENEFITS OFUSING POLLUTION PREVENTION BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPS) IN A RESIDEN-TIAL SUBDIVISION. MONITORING TOOK PLACE FOR 10 YEARS.
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Project funding was through theU.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency’s Clean Water Act Section319 National Monitoring Program,and administered by the ConnecticutDepartment of EnvironmentalProtection, Nonpoint SourceManagement Program.This brochure provides prospectivedevelopers, contractors, land usecommissioners and others with lowimpact development project planning,study results and recommendationsfor reducing impacts of residentialdevelopment on stormwater andrunoff quality.
 JORDAN COVE URBAN WATERSHED PROJECT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background
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Project Overview
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Study Design
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Monitoring
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Pre-construction Planning
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Best Management Practices
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Results: Construction
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Results: Post-Construction
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Conclusions
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Contacts
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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
JORDAN COVE IS A SMALL ESTU-ARY IN LONG ISLAND SOUND FEDBY JORDAN BROOK. THE COVE HASIMPAIRED WATER QUALITY BASED ONEXCESS BACTERIA. LONG ISLAND SOUNDSUFFERS FROM HYPOXIA RELATED TOEXCESS NITROGEN.
PROJECT GOAL:
 
The key project goalwas to measure the effectiveness ofurban stormwater best managementpractices in reducing runoff andprotecting water quality.
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 JORDAN COVE URBAN WATERSHED PROJECT
Project Overview
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES WERE TO:
1. Reduce sediment, bacteria, nitrogen,phosphorus, and stormwater runoffquantity during and after construction.2. Demonstrate residential BestManagement Practices (BMPs).3. Evaluate selected BMPs (e.g. driveways,lawn management).
Stormwater Runoff
Runoff from urban areas is a major cause ofwater pollution throughout the United States.Pollutants can include bacteria, nutrients,sediment and metals. Common sources ofpollutants are automobiles, lawn fertilizers,and pet wastes. Accelerated runoff comesfrom impervious surfaces, such as rooftops,sidewalks, streets, and driveways.
www.canr.uconn.edu/jordancove.html

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