Projects & Programs - Keep the Rain from the Drain

Impervious Cover Assessments and Impervious Cover Reduction Action Plans for Coastal Communities

Project description:

The impervious cover assessments for coastal communities project was developed to help communities reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. These documents identify the amount of impervious cover in each municipality and the runoff volumes associated with impervious cover for the New Jersey water quality design storm, 2-year design storm, 10-year design storm, and 100-year design storm. These assessments provide the number of acres that should be disconnected to realize a significant reduction in runoff and pollutant loads.

In addition, impervious cover reduction action plans (RAP) have also been completed for each of these communities. An impervious cover reduction action plan is meant to provide the municipality with a blueprint for implementing green infrastructure practices that will reduce the impact of stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. These projects can be implemented by a wide variety of people such as boy scots, girl scouts, school groups, faith-based groups, social groups, watershed groups, and other community groups. Additionally, development projects that are in need of providing off-site compensation for stormwater impacts can use the projects in this plan as a starting point. The municipality can quickly convert this impervious cover reduction action plan into a stormwater mitigation plan and incorporate it into the municipal stormwater control ordinance.

Links are provided to the impervious cover assessments (ICA), impervious cover reduction action plans (RAP), and RAP web maps completed to date for coastal communities.

Eatontown

Fair Haven

Keyport

Long Branch

Ocean Twp

Tinton Falls

West Long Branch


 

Project Funding Source:
NJ Sea Grant Consortium

Contacts:
Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
Associate Extension Specialist in Water Resources
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-5711/Fax:732-932-8644
obropta@envsci.rutgers.edu

Michelle Hartmann
Program Associate
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-6711/Fax:732-932-8644
mlhart@envsci.rutgers.edu


Water Resources Program  at Rutgers NJAES