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An article regarding storm water and its contribution to contaminants in bodies of water, filed for reference to Lake Winona. Abstract: "Storm water quality can have a significant impact on receiving water bodies. Two of the major impacts can be to aquatic life in the receiving water body and downstream water users that might use the water as a raw water source for drinking water. With increased understanding of the importance of drinking water quality to public health and the recognition that protecting raw water sources is an integral component of the water treatment process, there is a greater need to identify possible contaminants found in storm water that impact the receiving water quality. Presented is a literature review to identify and quantify contaminant data available on storm water. The article focuses on work that presented specific chemical, physical, and biological parameters rather than the traditionally used overall water quality parameters, such as biochemical oxygen demand and total suspended solids. To assess impacts and to put into perspective the importance of the reported concentrations, values were compared with pertinent guidelines, regulations, and levels that have been reported to cause possible adverse impacts." Originally published in Critical Reviews in environmental Science and Technology, volume 25, number 2, 1995. Folder titled "Lake Winona - Storm H2O." Part of the Cal R. Fremling Collection.

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

Library

City

Winona, Minnesota

Keywords

Lake Winona; Stormwater; Management; Pollution

Department

Special Collections-Library

Notes

1995

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Requests to reproduce this image must be granted by the Winona County Historical Society.

Contributing Institution

Winona County History Center-Armory Museum

Unique Identifier

2011.003.0193

Urban Stormwater Quality: summary of contaminant data

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