This past Fall (2020), GroundPoint was fortunate enough to participate in the Southeast New York Storm Water Conference, being led by the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts. For such as small group, the sessions, conducted virtually over the course of three weeks in November, really packed a strong punch when it comes to issues facing municipalities.

While it’s a bit home grown, GroundPoint provided a five minute spotlight video showcasing two case studies:

If you don’t have time to watch the 5 minute video, below is a summary of the points I make in the video.

Case Study #1 – Staten Island’s integration of surface and sub-surface stormwater mapping. Following lessons from Washington DC, the project goal is to create integrated digital hydrology in order to better characterize wet weather flows.

Case Study #2 – The Hudson River Estuary Program’s efforts to support Culvert Management Plans in the region by using the Cornell Culvert Model to help prioritize infrastructure for replacement or repair. Based on the NAACC data model, the results compare calculated capacity against predicted peak flows to better assess risks to wet weather events.

We may not win any Oscars for the video, but if you have any questions or would like to find out more about either project, please feel free to contact either Ricardo Lopez-Torrijos or myself

Ricardo Lopez Torrijos, CFM                             (518) 424-9718

Benjamin Houston, PE                                        (845) 224-7780