Institutional Scholarship

Optimization Models for Water Quality of the Crum Creek and Swarthmore College Campus Runoff

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor McGarity, Arthur Mongno, Sara Peipher, Sophie 2020-10-01T17:48:32Z 2020-10-01T17:48:32Z 2020
dc.description.abstract Nonpoint source pollution is a major concern for the health of the water bodies throughout the US. By modeling the impact institutions are having on these water bodies due to runoff we can better identify where pollution is coming from and how to eliminate it. This project aims to create and calibrate a model for how Swarthmore College is altering the Crum Creek Watershed using the WikiWatershed Model My Watershed Web App and monitored rain event data. From this analysis we can propose ways for the college to implement runoff prevention practices, like green infrastructure, and display how new on campus construction could alter the impact on the Crum Creek.The WikiWatershed hydrologic models show that the Sharples Expansion project does not negatively impact runoff and water quality. This is due to the scale of the expansion project and the installation of a green roof on the existing Sharples building. Yet, further analysis of the inclusion of the green roof in the Sharples Expansion project indicates the green roof has minimum impacts on runoff and water quality. The green infrastructure models indicated that porous paving is the best green infrastructure solution in reducing runoff and improving water quality for both site storm modeling and multi-year modeling. Rain gardens and vegetation basins also offer a decent impact for a low cost. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Engineering en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Optimization Models for Water Quality of the Crum Creek and Swarthmore College Campus Runoff en_US
dc.rights.access No restrictions en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record



My Account