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Oregon Department of Transportation Stormwater Management Initiative: Meeting New Challenges Presented by: Jennifer Sellers, ODOT and Ronan Igloria, HDR.

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1 Oregon Department of Transportation Stormwater Management Initiative: Meeting New Challenges Presented by: Jennifer Sellers, ODOT and Ronan Igloria, HDR ACWA Stormwater Committee Meeting November 27, 2007

2 ODOT’s Goals Develop a streamlined stormwater treatment program to: Develop a streamlined stormwater treatment program to:  Meet all regulatory needs  Provide ODOT with certainty regarding scope, schedule, and budget  Result in an overall environmental benefit and promote species recovery

3 Components of the Stormwater Initiative Work Plan  Streamline DEQ Stormwater Management Plan Approval Process  Develop Process for ODOT Projects with T&E Species and Stormwater Effects  Develop a watershed-based mitigation program to offset stormwater effects that cannot be treated “on- site” with reasonable efforts

4 Develop Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects Problem Statement Stormwater has become a major impediment to efficient ESA consultation process due to:  Lack of congruence in water quality requirements between DEQ and NMFS  Changing thresholds for effects determinations in ESA Section 7 consultations  Changing science regarding the action area for dissolved metals (e.g. copper)  Lack of early coordination to identify emerging issues (i.e., new pollutants of concern)

5 Proposed Strategy/Process  Compile and synthesize literature on BMPs for stormwater treatment  Define water quality design storm  Develop water quantity guidance Develop Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects

6 Develop Strategy/Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects Proposed Strategy/Process (cont.)  Incorporate minimization of stormwater impacts into project design (Low Impact Development techniques)  Select most appropriate stormwater treatment BMPs for each project  Develop a BMP Selection Tool and User’s Guide

7 Proposed Strategy/Process (cont.)  Developing ESA Effects Determination Guidance  Exploring expanding SLOPES IV and/or ESA programmatic consultation  Will develop a performance measurement and reporting method Develop Strategy/Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects

8 Anticipated Benefits for Regulatory Agencies  Meet regulatory requirements  Well-defined terms and conditions that allow for flexibility in application  Protect ESA-listed fish  Protect Oregon’s water quality and wetland resources

9 Develop Strategy/Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects Anticipated Benefits for ODOT  Certainty in project development and construction  Reduction in project delays  Support ODOT’s sustainability goals

10 Develop Strategy/Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects Where are we now?  BMP Summary Reports Completed  BMP Selection Tool in development  BMP Selection Tool Users’ Guide to be developed

11 Develop Strategy/Process for ODOT Projects with Stormwater Effects Where are we now (cont.)  Draft Water Quality Design Storms near completion  Water Quantity Guidance near completion  ESA Effects Determination Guidance for Water Quality near completion

12 Design Storm Evaluation  Water Quality (and Water Quantity)  Science-based –Geography-specific (hydrologic zones)  Economics (cost-benefit) –Effects on facility size  Ultimately a “Policy” decision

13 Water Quality Design Storm  Based on analysis of rainfall data from >50 precipitation stations across the state’s nine climate zones –Cumulative percent of total rainfall vs. storm size –Percentile of storm size –Percent rainfall treated –“Sensitivity Analysis” for sizing treatment facilities

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19  ANOVA Analysis was used to group similar climate zones  Design storm corresponding to 85% cumulative rainfall results in: –>95% of rainfall treated –>97 th percentile storm size  Facility size is most “sensitive” to design storms when increasing from 90% to 95% cumulative rainfall design storm

20 Water Quality Design Storm  Use the mean storm size corresponding to 85% cumulative rainfall for each station in the climate zones.  Define a water quality design storm for 5 zones Zone Current Definition 85% Cumulative Rainfall and ,7,8, and

21 BMP Selection  Best Available Technology –BMPs included in ODOT Hydraulics Manual –Emerging and LID-type BMPs (e.g. bioslope, soil amendments)  Key selection criteria (metrics) –Treatment suitability –Physical site suitability –Maintenance –Cost –Resources, risk and public perception

22 BMP Selection  Conceptual Stormwater Treatment Design Strategy –SW Strategy Figure.pdf SW Strategy Figure.pdfSW Strategy Figure.pdf  Schematic of BMP Selection Tool –Selection Tool Schematic.pdf Selection Tool Schematic.pdfSelection Tool Schematic.pdf

23 BMP Selection  Treatment Suitability  High variability with “effectiveness” data  Based on treatment mechanisms –Hydrologic attenuation –Sedimentation/density separation –Sorption –Filtration –Uptake/storage –Microbially-mediated transformation

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26 Priority BMPs for Treating Dissolved Metals  Treatment Mechanisms –Hydrologic Attenuation (infiltration) – preferred –Sorption, uptake, microbial transformation  “Preferred” BMPs –Infiltration trench –Bioretention –Bioslope (“Ecology Embankment”) –Amended Swale and Filter Strip

27 BMP Selection Next Steps  Finalize Metric Ratings  Apply to Pilot Projects  Integrate into an “Electronic Tool”  Develop Users’ Guide

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29 Water Quantity Design Storm  Match pre-project hydrology from a low- discharge, high frequency event to a high- discharge, low-frequency event  Low discharge event: when substantial bed- load begins to occur  High discharge event: bank over-topping event; or when amount of impervious area has little effect on stream discharge (10-year/24-hour event)

30 Water Quantity Design Storm  Low discharge event: when substantial bed- load begins to occur; Studies have shown: –2/3 of bankfull discharge –50% of 2-year/24-hour event  Average bankfull discharge event: –Eastern OR = 1.5-year/24 hour event –Western OR = 1.2-year/24 hour event  64 streamflow gauges were analyzed from 8 flood frequency regions defined by USGS

31 Water Quantity Design Storm  Low Discharge End Point: –West Region: 42% of 2-year,24 hour event –SE, NE, NC Regions: 48% of 2-year, 24-hour event –E-Cascades: 56% of 2-year, 24 hour event  High Discharge End Point: –10-year, 24-hour event for incised streams; or –Event corresponding to bank overtopping recurrence interval for minimally incised streams

32 Water Quantity Design Storm  Design Criteria: –Minimum ¼ acre or 0.5 cfs increase in discharge from project site –Considerations for Minimum orifice size


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