Can catchment-scale urban stormwater management measures benefit the stream hydraulic environment?
Desmond O Anim, Tim D Fletcher, Gregory B Pasternack, Geoff J Vietz, Hugh P Duncan, Matthew J Burns
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019
The potential for catchment-scale stormwater control measures (SCMs) to mitigate the impact of stormwater runoff issues and excess stormwater volume is increasingly recognised. There is, however, limited understanding about their potential in reducing in-channel disturbance and improving hydraulic conditions for stream ecosystem benefits. This study investigates the benefits that SCM application in a catchment have on in-stream hydraulics. To do this, a two-dimensional hydraulic model was employed to simulate the stream hydraulic response to scenarios of SCM application applied in an urban catchment to return towards pre-development hydrologic pulses. The hydraulic response analysis consider..View full abstract
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This work was funded by a University of Melbourne Research Scholarship and undertaken through the Waterway Research Practice Partnership, supported by Melbourne Water.T. D. Fletcher was supported by ARC project FT100100144 during part of this work. The manuscript benefited greatly from comments from two anonymous reviewers.