• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Mississippi River Forum: Improving Water Quality with Innovative Stormwater Techniques

Joni Giese
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering strengthening its stormwater regulations, and, locally, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) projects likely will require significant changes to how we handle stormwater runoff throughout the region. Landscape architect Joni Giese discussed how creek daylighting and green infrastructure projects are now being used to address water quality in new- and redevelopments.

Presentation (PDF, 2.76 mb)

Logos of the Mississippi River Fund, The McKnight Foundation, and the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

Coon Rapids Dam

Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.