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Case Study for Applying SUSTAIN to a Small Watershed in the Puget Lowland

Publication number Date Published
13-03-009February 2013
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Note: The Puget Sound Stormwater BMP Cost Database

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Author(s) Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Description Ecology partnered with Herrera Environmental Consultants to test the recently developed System for Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis Integration (SUSTAIN) model. The primary purpose was to explore the capabilities and limitations of SUSTAIN as a prioritization tool for stormwater management strategies in a small commercial basin in the City of Federal Way previously monitored. This report summarizes the technical approach used to develop the SUSTAIN model, documents SUSTAIN’s current strengths and weaknesses based on this application, and provides context for use by local jurisdictions as a stormwater runoff management tool. Since the project purpose was not to analyze an optimal management solution, results should not be used to characterize stormwater costs to achieve compliance with a particular standard.

“The Puget Sound Stormwater BMP Cost Database” is available as the second pdf document above. This is a technical memorandum that describes costs for several stormwater-management strategies that may be installed in the Puget Sound region.

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Keywords modeling, toxics, stormwater, Puget Sound
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 09 Duwamish-Green
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #PSTox001