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Innovative Stormwater Management: Spokane Urban Runoff Greenways Ecosystem

Spokane, Washington developed the Spokane Urban Runoff Greenway Ecosystem (SURGE) program to retrofit the existing urban landscape of curb and gutter systems in several places. The city uses low-impact and green infrastructure strategies to mimic the natural hydrologic process. These strategies include capturing, treating, and infiltrating stormwater runoff to study the impact on water quality.

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