Salmon Safe Certification on Lewis & Clark Campus
Kelsey Kahn, Ethan Goldblatt, Justin Ketzler & Tom Krome
The aim of this project is to explore the efficacy of stormwater management systems on the Lewis & Clark campus with an eye towards Salmon-Safe certification. To this end, it addresses a specific method that the campus employs to reduce runoff, increase infiltration, and filter stormwater: the use of biofiltration swales, or bioswales. In our research, we assess the effectiveness of the bioswales on Lewis & Clark College campus, specifically the one located in the middle of the Lower Griswold parking lot. Through our research, we concluded that the storage capacity of the bioswale is suboptimal and, in accordance with Salmon-Safe guidelines, our best recommendation is to implement a design change in the swale.
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