Managing Stormwater

A Look at Stormwater Basin Management Practices

Stormwater Flow Management

To reduce the potential negative effects of land development on stormwater flow rates leaving a site, the New Jersey Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual (BMP manual) has been developed. The BMP manual provides guidance to address the standards in the Stormwater Management rules. Stormwater management basins like this one are installed to control stormwater runoff before it leaves a site (Photo by Luis Almeyda, Inspector I, OCSCD)

Stormwater Management Basins

Stormwater management basins capture, store and provide a controlled release of runoff from developed areas. This is a photo taken of a stormwater basin at the rough grading stage. The Ocean County Soil Conservation District reviews engineers’ plans for stormwater management and inspects basins to verify proper installation, as per the NJ Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (SESC). Connect to this DOA webpage that discusses the SESC Act and learn more about the District’s role in reviewing, certifying, and inspecting projects. (Photo by Luis Almeyda, Inspector I, OCSCD)

Scour Hole

This is an image of a scour hole. The rip rap (rock) at the end of the concrete spillway is designed and installed to prevent erosion at the point of discharge from a stormwater management basin. Conduit Outlet Protection is one of the 32 design chapters within the NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards implemented by the Ocean County Soil Conservation District to safeguard New Jersey’s natural resources. (Photo courtesy of OCSCD)