This literature review was conducted for the City of Redmond to summarize the results from studies which have investigated the affect of stormwater control measures on receiving water conditions. The review yielded 123 study references which are presented as an annotated bibliography in Appendix A of the report. In general, the reviewed studies indicated that a large portion (e.g., >50 percent) of the basin must be treated in order to see a measurable difference in receiving water conditions. In addition, it is apparent that in order for channel restoration to manifest sustainable environmental benefits, basin-wide issues (e.g., impervious surfaces, anthropogenic accelerated erosion) must be addressed.
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Redmond Paired Watershed Study: Monitoring Literature Review Summary Report
Reference: Herrera. 2015. Redmond Paired Watershed Study: Monitoring Literature Review Summary Report. Prepared for City of Redmond Department of Public Works, by Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc., Seattle, Washington.