Journal article

The impact of stormwater source-control strategies on the (low) flow regime of urban catchments

Perrine Hamel, Tim D Fletcher

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | IWA PUBLISHING | Published : 2014

Abstract

Stormwater management strategies increasingly recognise the need to emulate the pre-development flow regime, in addition to reducing pollutant concentrations and loads. However, it is unclear whether current design approaches for stormwater source-control techniques are effective in restoring the whole flow regime, and in particular low flows, towards their pre-development levels. We therefore modelled and compared a range of source-control stormwater management strategies, including some specifically tailored towards enhancing baseflow processes. The strategies were assessed based on the total streamflow volume and three low flow metrics. Strategies based on harvesting tanks showed much gre..

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