A

  • ac - acre(s)

B

  • BASINS - Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources
  • BMP - best management practice
  • BSD - better site design
  • BOD - biological oxygen demand
  • BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area
  • BWSR - Board of Water and Soil Resources

C

  • cfs - cubic feet per second
  • C.F.R. - Code of Federal Regulations
  • CGP - construction general permit
  • CMP - corrugated metal pipe
  • CN - curve number
  • CN - cyanide
  • COD - chemical oxygen demand
  • C/O - commercial/office
  • CWA - Federal Clean Water Act
  • CWP - Center for Watershed Protection
  • CZMA - Coastal Zone Management Act

D

  • DA - drainage area
  • DDT - dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
  • DHS - Department of Homeland Security
  • DNR - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • DO - dissolved oxygen
  • DRC - distributed runoff control
  • du - dwelling units
  • DWSMA - Drinking Water Source Management Area

E

  • ED - extended detention
  • EGR - extensive green roof
  • EMC - event mean concentration
  • EOR - Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc.
  • EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPTM - Ethylene propylene diene monomer
  • ETV - Program U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification Program

F

  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • fps - feet per second
  • ft - feet

G

  • gal - gallons
  • gpm - gallons per minute
  • GLI - Great Lakes Initiative
  • GP - Minnesota Construction General Permit (2003)
  • gpf - gallons per flush
  • GW - ground water

H

  • HDPE - high density polyethylene
  • HDR - high density residential
  • HEC 1 - Hydrologic Engineering Center 1 model
  • HEC 2 - Hydrologic Engineering Center 2 model
  • HSG - hydrologic soil group
  • HS - hotspot

I

  • I&M - inspection and maintenance
  • IDF - intensity duration frequency curves
  • IGR - intensive green roof
  • in - inch(es)
  • IP - Issue Paper
  • IPM - integrated pest management

L

  • lb - pound
  • LDR - low density residential
  • LGU - local governmental unit
  • LID - low impact development

M

  • MCWD - Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
  • MDH - Minnesota Department of Health
  • MDR - medium density residential
  • MGS - Minnesota Geological Survey
  • mg/L - milligrams per liter
  • MIDS- Minimal Impact Design Standards
  • MMCD - Metropolitan Mosquito Control District
  • Mn/DOT - the Minnesota (state) Department of Transportation.
  • MNRRA - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
  • MPCA - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • M.S. - Minnesota Statutes
  • MS4 - Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System under the Phase II NPDES program
  • MSC - the Minnesota Stormwater Steering Committee’s Manual Sub Committee

N

  • NaCl - sodium chloride or common table salt used for roadway deicing.
  • NEMO - Non point Education for Municipal Officials
  • NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
  • NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • NPDES - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • NRCS - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource and Conservation Service (formerly the SCS Soil Conservation Service)
  • NSMPP - Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan
  • NWI - National Wetlands Inventory
  • NWL - normal water level
  • NWS - National Weather Service
  • NURP - Nationwide Urban Runoff Program

O

  • O&M - operation and maintenance
  • OHWL - Ordinary High Water Level
  • OMEE - Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy

P

  • P - Phosphorus
  • P8 - Program for Predicting Polluting Particle Passage through Pits, Puddles and Ponds
  • PAH - polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
  • PCB - polychlorinated biphenyl
  • PICP – permeable interlocking concrete pavement
  • ppm - parts per million
  • PSH - Potential stormwater hotspot
  • PVC - polyvinyl chloride
  • psi - pounds per square inch
  • PWI - Public Waters Inventory

R

  • RCP - reinforced concrete pipe
  • RFS - rainfall frequency spectrum
  • ROW - right of way

S

  • SD - separation distance
  • SCS - Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resource and Conservation Service)
  • SDS - State Discharge System
  • SDWA - Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Sol P - soluable phosphorus
  • SFR - single family residential (land use)
  • SIC - Standard Industrial Classification
  • SLAMM - Source Loading Assessment and Management Model
  • SNA - Scientific and Natural Area
  • SPT - standard penetration test
  • SSC - the Minnesota Stormwater Steering Committee
  • SW - surface water
  • SWAMP - Stormwater Assessment Monitoring and Performance Program of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • SWCD - Soil and Water Conservation District
  • SWMM - Storm Water Management Model
  • SWPPP - storm water pollution prevention plan/program

T

  • TDS - total dissolved solids
  • THMs - trihalomethanes
  • TMDL - total maximum daily load
  • TN - total nitrogen
  • TP - total phosphorus
  • TP 40 - Technical Publication 40
  • TR 20 - Technical Release Number 20: Computer Program for Project Formulation Hydrology
  • TR 55 - Technical Release Number 55: Urban Unit Hydrology for Small Watersheds
  • TSS - total suspended solids
  • TURM - Thermal Urban Runoff Model

U

  • USACE - United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S.C. - United States Code
  • USC - unified sizing criteria
  • USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. EPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency

W

  • WCA - Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act
  • WD - Watershed District
  • WLF - water level fluctuation
  • WMO - Water Management Organization
  • WNV - West Nile Virus
  • WQ - water quality
  • WSEL - water surface elevation

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