Stormwater Links

Links

Follow these links for learning and fun!

WebsitesVideosGames

Websites

Rivers of Life – This site discusses the decline of fish species diversity in freshwater ecosystems.
www.natureserve.org/publications/riversOflife.jsp

Planning for Stormwater – From the NEMO program, this site for municipal leaders details how site planning can reduce stormwater problems.
nemo.uconn.edu/tools/stormwater/index.htm

Watershed Central - This website from the EPA provides a variety of tools for watershed managers.  
www.epa.gov/watershedcentral/

Green Infrastructure - Lear about green solutions for stormwater management, such as rain gardens, green roofs, and rain water harvesting, on this site from the EPA.
www.epa.gov/greeninfrastructure

California’s Nonpoint Source Encyclopedia is a free online reference guide to the basics of stormwater pollution control.
www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/nps/encyclopedia.shtml

Low Impact Development - This site discusses urban design tools engineers and developers can use to manage stormwater with less impact on the environment.
www.lid-stormwater.net

Stormulator - For engineers and developers, “Stormulator” is a free online runoff calculator that estimates what practices might be needed to keep pre- and post-runoff volume the same on a particular site
www.stormulator.com

Videos

“The Fluid Planet” – This video series highlights efforts to improve water quality and quantity.
www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/fluid_planet.html

“Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In”
- This online video that explains the use of rain gardens, green roofs, rain barrels, and cisterns to manage stormwater runoff.
www.epa.gov/nps/lid

“Poisoned Waters” – A PBS program about water quality in Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay.  (Click the Environment link on the right side of the page.)
www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view

Kids Videos

“Robocow: Operation H2O” – In this fun video for kids, a super hero cow identifies and corrects water pollution problems on a farm.  
www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1185562486945&lang=eng

Games

Water Ripples – Answer water quality questions to make your way through the water cycle in this online game.
aces.nmsu.edu/ces/watertaskforce/water%20ripples%20board%20game/index.html