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In a difficult economy, many clients question spending additional, already-tight project funding to design their stormwater management projects to accommodate a 100-year storm and/or flood, which has a low probability of occurring. However, this decision should be weighed heavily. Saving project capital now could put your community at a significant risk later.

They Happen More Often than You Think It is commonly believed that 100-year storms and floods occur once every 100...

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What is the iSWM™ Program? The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) defines its Integrated Stormwater Management (iSWM™) Program for Construction and Development as “a cooperative initiative that assists cities and counties to achieve their goals of water quality protection, streambank protection, and flood control, while also helping communities meet their construction and post-construction obligations under state stormwater permits.” The iSWM™ program was approved by NCTCOG in 2006 and details...

Read More - Going "iSWMing" in North Texas: What You Need to Know about NCTCOG's iSWM Program

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Sustainable Design Principles Specifically related to stormwater, a sustainable project can be defined as a project that provides a balanced benefit to the community and the environment while being economically feasible in the present and future. A sustainable stormwater management project strives to provide recreational opportunity, habitat creation/preservation, flood control, water quality improvement, and long term maintenance plans with adequate funding and staffing....

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