The Secrets of Stormwater -WSU Water Currents newsletter article about the basics of stormwater runoff.
First Flush – WSU Water Currents newsletter article about the effect of the first rainfall after a long dry summer washes accumulated contaminants from roadways into ditches, storm drains, and nearby water bodies.
Roof study – Research from Washington State researchers about roof contaminants leached from different materials: Metals leaching from common residential and commercial roofing materials across four years of weathering and implications for environmental loading, published in Environmental Pollution, 2019.
Raindrops and Rooftops – WSU Water Currents newsletter article on the groundbreaking roof study published in Environmental Pollution, 2019.
Deadly Stormwater Pollutants Target Coho Salmon Brains – WSU Water Currents newsletter article on the research conducted to determine a specific tire chemical, 6PPD-quinone, is linked to Coho salmon deaths in Puget Sound.
Does Stormwater Runoff in Near-Urban Agricultural Areas Impact Soil or Plant Health? – WSU Water Currents newsletter article about how increased development in Western Washington contributes more stormwater to nearby agricultural land.
Dog Waste – How to protect your family, your pets, and the environment from harmful dog waste.