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A Tale of the Swale: Getting turbid water off the streets

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14-10-043August 2014
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Author(s) Robyn Dunlap
Description Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) Spokane grain milling plant property, bordered by railroad tracks and a heavily trafficked street, had significant stormwater runoff issues. During a site inspection in 2011, Ecology discussed with them the possibility of installing mitigatory swales. The city of Spokane decided independently to cut the storm drain from the system and to install its own swale along a nearby street to catch the turbid stormwater. However, the potential for runoff water to overflow this swale and go down the street to the next available storm drain remained.
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Keywords water quality success story, stormwater
WEB PAGE Water Quality Stories
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 57 Middle Spokane