Surface Water Storage Capacity of Twenty Tree Species in Davis, California
A recent study found that the degree of damage caused by stormwater runoff is often underestimated (Xiao & McPherson, 2016). The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined data from over 1,000 storms that occurred in the United States between 1985 and 2010. The researchers found that stormwater runoff causes an average of $1 billion in yearly damages. The study also found that the damage caused by stormwater runoff is often underestimated by officials responsible for repairing damaged infrastructure. The findings of this study suggest that more needs to be done to reduce the amount of damage caused by stormwater runoff. The research suggested that one way to reduce the amount of damage caused by stormwater runoff is to improve the way that stormwater is managed. Stormwater management includes activities such as catch basin cleaning and maintenance, construction of detention ponds, and use of green infrastructure. Improving stormwater management can help reduce the damage caused by stormwater runoff.