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Dan Miller, Bob Henry Featured In Storm Water Solutions Magazine

 

Growing Pains: A Texas university turns a storm drainage problem into an amenity.

"Texas A&M University is experiencing a growth spurt. The university, founded in 1871 in what is now the city of College Station, Texas, has witnessed a 30% increase in gross square footage of development during the past 15 years alone.

This especially is true with the west campus-the formerly agricultural pastures and fields west of Wellborn Road. This area is drained, almost entirely, by White Creek, running largely through steep-sided, heavily wooded ravines. The increased runoff from the rapid development has taken a toll on this natural corridor. The stream bed has cut deep below the natural flood plain, and there are bank stability concerns all along the stream. In some places, bank failures have damaged utilities and are threatening the foundations of structures."

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