SMC planning to double size of Regional BMP Monitoring Network for Year 2 of BMP performance monitoring

Posted October 27, 2023

The Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) is planning to double the number of sites where field teams are collecting data on the performance of structural stormwater BMPs as the SMC enters Year 2 of its new Regional BMP Monitoring Network.

Since August, SCCWRP has been working to prepare SMC member agencies to collect BMP performance data from about 10 sites across Southern California during the upcoming rainy season.

Although collecting monitoring data from BMPs requires extensive planning and training, the insights generated from this regional monitoring program have the potential to address significant, persistent knowledge gaps in managers’ understanding of how to optimize the performance, operation and maintenance of structural stormwater BMPs.

During the 2022-2023 wet-weather season, the SMC collected BMP performance data from five sites, with as many as eight storm events sampled per site.

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