The University of Iowa

Stormwater Quality and Detention

Team of students surveying land for stormwater management facilities
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Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Civil & Environmental Engineering students will design stormwater management facilities to reduce contaminant load and stormwater velocity throughout the watershed.

Camp Courageous officials are actively looking for stormwater management facilities that best showcase functionality and value to the public. The upper reach of the watershed is primarily farmland, which produces nutrient and suspended solid contaminants. The mid and lower watershed is forested land and experiences high stormwater velocities. The objectives are to reduce both contaminant volume and stormwater velocity throughout the watershed by designing innovative stormwater management structures.