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Project: Headwater Protection & Stormwater Management Program for Salem Township (M1-06)
Project #: M1-06
Lead Agency: Washtenaw Co. Drain Commissioner
Status: Complete
Project Description:GIS and modeling were used to establish stormwater management standards, runoff rates, and assist with determining ordinance language.
Project/Report Summary :The Washtenaw County Drain Commission received a grant to study alternative methods of preserving and protecting Johnson Creek in Salem Township. A hydrologic and hydraulic Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) was developed, calibrated and applied, to simulate the runoff and transport of a measured storm event in the drainage system. The same model was also used to examine the capability of the existing drainage system to handle a variety of 24-hour design storms ranging from 6-month to 100-year frequency. Project objectives included: 1. Study alternative methods of preserving and protecting Johnson Creek as Salem Township develops, 2.Demonstrate the project results to the public officials of Salem Township, the RPO, and other communities, 3. Gain support for implementation of the stormwater solutions, 4. Develop a headwater protection stormwater management plan that can be a model for other communities in the Rouge basin and other watersheds. This study can be used as: a planning tool for Salem Township master plan updates, a tool to determine allowable discharge rates designed to ensure stream protection and flood prevention in the Johnson Creek watershed area, and as a guideline for similar projects in other areas, such as the Huron River watershed. This 2008 report summarizes this project. For additional information contact the Washtenaw County Drain Commission.
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Other Sources of Grant Funding: Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection

Last Updated: 5/15/02

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The Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project is funded, in part, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Grants #XP995743-01, -02, -03, -04, -05, -06, -07 and C-264000-01.