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Best Management Practices Guidebook

Alternative Stormwater Best Management Practices Guidebook (.PDF file)

The purpose of this document is to provide technical recommendations to Valley Branch Watershed District (VBWD), the cities of Afton and Woodbury, and local watershed residents on alternative stormwater management techniques. Traditional stormwater management tends to drain stormwater from the land as quickly as possible. Large volumes of stormwater piped from roads, parking lots, and buildings creates significant problems for downstream natural water bodies. The goal of this document is to introduce best management practices (BMPs) that, if implemented, can protect Valley Creek from excessive volumes of stormwater runoff from impermeable surfaces and compacted or poorly vegetated soils. These practices also allow for the cleaning of stormwater.