USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Priority urban stormwater monitoring to directly inform the Pollutant Load Reduction Model (PLRM)

Principal Investigator:
Nicole Beck, 2NDNATURE, LLC

Proposal [pdf]

Final Report [pdf]

Sampling Plan [pdf]

2NDNATURE website

Please contact Dr. Nicole Beck with questions regarding the final report and sampling plan.

Project Summary

The primary focus of this research was to obtain a representative and reliable stormwater dataset to compare to applicable predictions from the Pollutant Load Reduction Model and provide road specific data to inform the development of Road Rapid Assessment Methodology.

These currently are the only tools approved for use by the Lake Clarity Crediting Program and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, a program intended to incentivize and measure progress toward the attainment of urban stormwater load reductions established in the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load. However the initial versions of each tool were developed with known limitations.