Quantifying Evapotranspiration in SCMs
This project is a direct result of addressing
a need presented by the members of the VUSP.
Evapotranspiration is a large part of the hydrologic budget
in SCMs, however it is quantitatively ignored from both a
design and regulation perspective. The goal is to evaluate
the amount of evapotranspiration from four different
stormwater control measures.
Funded by the PADEP Growing Greener Program
Dominik Schneider MS Thesis
Stormwater Wetlands (CSW)
The CSW was reconstructed in summer 2010 to
incorporate findings from past CSW research into a new
design that can target water quantity and quality goals more
directly. improvement within a wetland system.
Funded by PADEP Growing Greener II Program
and EPA 319 Program
Evaluation of SCMs in Series
This project is a new. We will be designing,
installing, and monitoring a series of SCMs (swale, rain
garden, and infiltration trench) to assess how these systems
work together to improve stormwater quantity and quality.
Funded by PADEP
Sequestration in SCMs
This project aims to quantify the carbon
storage potential within the CSW, rain gardens and turf
areas. We are looking at the organic matter and carbon
content in the soil at different depths to gather baseline
data for monitoring the carbon content and migration through
the soil profile.
Phosphorus Retention Optimization Strategies
This study looks specifically at the nutrient
phosphorus and its mechanisms for removal within a CSW
environment. A goal of this research is to determine
possible optimization methods for phosphorus retention
provided the hydrology, ecology, and geomorphology of the
wetland in operation.