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Richard G. Lathrop, Ph.D., Director

Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis (CRSSA)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ USA 08901
Ph: 732-932-1582
Email: lathrop@crssa.rutgers.edu

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Lisa Auermuller
Jacques Cousteau Coastal Education Center
130 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Ph: 609-812-0649 x204
Email: auermull@marine.rutgers.edu




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  Stormwater Management & Planning Tool for the Barnegat Bay Watershed (SWMPT)  
     
 

This project was a collaboration between Dr. Richard G. Lathrop and Scott Haag of the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) at Rutgers University and Lisa Auermuller of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR). Funding provided by NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET). The interactive mapping site was developed by Vertices under the direction of CRSSA and JCNERR.

 
 
 

 
OVERVIEW

Increasing development of coastal watersheds has altered groundwater and surface runoff patterns, and led to the progressive eutrophication of freshwater tributaries and adjacent coastal waters. Effective and properly engineered stormwater management systems represent one of the most important water resource protection strategies.

To help local officials manage their stormwater infrastructure more effectively, scientists and educators from Rutgers University and the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) along with their local partners have developed a
StormWater Management and Planning Tool (SWMPT),) for Ocean County, NJ. The ultimate goal is to reduce negative stormwater impacts and enhance the water quality of Barnegat Bay.

WHAT IS SWMPT?

SWMPT provides a watershed-wide, geospatial inventory of existing stormwater management infrastructure such as catch-basins, detention ponds, and infiltration areas, as well as query and hydrological modeling tools to help assess the potential impact of existing and proposed stormwater basins on water resources. SWMPT has been implemented for Ocean County, NJ as a pilot project and could be adapted to work in other locales.

WHO SHOULD USE SWMPT?

SWMPT is geared to meet the needs of municipalities and counties in stormwater mitigation planning by developing a mechanism to identify sensitive or impaired downstream resources, to help prioritize problematic SW infrastructure for restoration, and inventory and locate municipal mitigation targets.

 

DISCLAIMER / TERMS OF USE
While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used on a particular system. Rutgers and JCNERR make no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.  Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of an associated project utilizing Rutgers and JCNERR data will credit the original author(s) as listed in the report and web site.

 

 
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Funding for this project was provided by the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Coastal & Estuarine Environmental Technology. We would like to thank David Friedman and William Slack from the Ocean County Soil Conservation District for their close collaboration. The Ocean County Planning Office and Engineering Department provided valuable input. We would also like to acknowledge the important role of the State Soil Conservation Committee of the NJ Department of Agriculture in regulating stormwater infrastructure.

We want to recognize the support and work of volunteers Steve Zeck, Al Morgan, Ruth Koening, and Dennis Koening for their tireless scanning of basin sheets, as well as that of graduate student Kathleen McCarthy for assisting in this effort.
















     
  Web site hosted by the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, © 2009. Interactive mapping site for SWMPT, © 2009 Vertices LLC. Page contents last updated 10/19/2008.  
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