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Mapping the Root River Watershed for Improved Implementation of Storm Water Management.

Hammes, Mary.

I was hired by the UMN Center for Urban and Regional Affairs to work with UMN Center for Changing Landscapes and the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District to create a series of maps detailing stormwater patterns regionally and locally in the Root River Watershed. Locally, I focused on the City of Preston. I used research, interviews, and GIS mapping to investigate stormwater patterns. Findings indicated that regionally, stormwater flow is impacted by the regions steep topography and primarily agricultural landscape. Locally, Preston can make improvements to the quality of the Root River by changing management of stormwater ponds, land use, and citizen engagement practices.

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Prepared in partnership with The Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District by the Community Assistantship Program (CAP), which is administered by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
58 pp.
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