PHRC Webinar: Restoring Floodplains to Manage Stormwater
What: LandStudies Director of Design, Ben Ehrhart, will be presenting on the topic of using the floodplain restoration approach to managing stormwater during a webinar hosted by the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center.
When: November 10, 2020 @ 1pm
How to register: Click here to register
Floodplain restoration provides an alternative to traditional BMPs. Floodplain restoration not only mitigates the development’s direct impacts but also manages and treats the tributary water providing a regional benefit to the overall watershed. Many Engineers, Land Planners, and developers instinctively assume that the floodplain area within their project site is worthless from a development standpoint; however an innovative ecological approach to stormwater management and regional water quality is quickly changing those perceptions.
This presentation will cover the basics of stormwater management regulations and the history of floodplains in Pennsylvania, and the concept and application of floodplain restoration for Land Development. Additionally, case studies from multiple central Pennsylvania sites will provide real-world applied benefits in terms of developable area\density, economic, and ecological improvements (including pre and post stormwater monitoring data).