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Stormwater Manual

General Information

  1. Overview of basic stormwater concepts
  2. References for general stormwater information
  3. Links for general stormwater information
  4. Minnesota maps
  5. Supplemental graphics

Stormwater treatment concepts

  1. Introduction to stormwater BMPs
  2. Integrated stormwater management
  3. The treatment train process
  4. Using the treatment train approach to BMP selection
  5. Process for selecting Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices

  1. Overview of stormwater BMP principles
  2. Individual Best Management Practices
    1. Civic engagement
    2. Education
    3. Pollution prevention
    4. Better site design
    5. Re-use and rainwater harvesting
    6. Temporary construction erosion and sediment control
    7. Street sweeping
    8. Green roofs
    9. Turf
    10. Permeable pavement
    11. Trees
    12. Infiltration, including bioinfiltration
    13. Filtration, including biofiltration
    14. Stormwater ponds
    15. Stormwater wetlands
    16. Hydrodynamic devices
    17. Chemical treatment
    18. Emerging technologies
  3. Unified sizing criteria

Stormwater modeling, models and calculators, and calculating credits

  1. Introduction to stormwater modeling
  2. Available stormwater models and selecting a model
  3. Overview of stormwater credits
  4. Recommended models and calculators for volume, water quality and credit calculations
  5. Calculating stormwater volume and pollutant reductions and credits


  1. Regulatory information
  2. Additional regulatory information

Minnesota specific issues and information

  1. Cold climate impact on runoff management
  2. Stormwater infiltration and constraints on infiltration
  3. Mosquito control and stormwater management
  4. Managing stormwater sediment BMP guidance for municipalities
  5. Minnesota plant lists
  6. Special waters and other sensitive receiving waters

Case studies

Fact sheets

  1. BMP fact sheet
  2. Other fact sheets

Computer-aided design and drafting (CAD/CADD) drawings

  1. CADD images as .png files for individual best management practices
  2. Links to .dwg files

References, links and issue papers

  1. References
  2. Links

Other stormwater information

Construction Stormwater Manual (Blue Book)

Industrial stormwater

Acronyms, symbols and glossary

  1. Acronyms
  2. Symbols
  3. Glossary

MS4 Permit

  1. MS4 permit
  1. Figures