Monday, November 22, 2021

Nov. 24 Penn State Extension Water Cooler Talk Webinar: Linking Surface And Ground Water In Cities

Penn State Extension will host another in its series of its virtual Water Cooler Talks on November 24 on Linking Surface and Ground Water in Cities from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Shirley Clark, Penn State University Professor in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. 

The webinar will focus on the changes that impact the management of stormwater runoff, including buried streams, soil compaction, and the attempt to create recharge areas through surface and subsurface infiltration techniques. 

Humans, whether in the pre-contact era or in the 21st century, have greatly modified the relationship between surface water and groundwater in Pennsylvania. 

From the changes in landform for agricultural improvements to the creation of canals and channels to move goods to the creation of buildable land through tile drainage and burying streams, humans have regularly changed the connection between surface water and groundwater, resulting in changes in groundwater recharge from stormwater.

A case study of Middletown, Dauphin County will be used to highlight how these changes affect the volume and extent of flooding during the higher-intensity, short-duration storms that occur every 1 – 2 years and result in street and basement flooding from overtopped stormwater management structures, flooded pipes, and urban streams leaving their banks.

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(Reprinted from the Penn State Extension Watershed Winds newsletterClick Here to sign up for your own copy.)

Upcoming Extension Events:

-- November 24: Webinar Linking Surface And Ground Water In Cities

-- December 14: Webinar On Tips For A Healthier Pond Or Lake In 2022

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[Posted: November 22, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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