Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Green TV and the Power of Irene

by Marley Bice, MCRP '12

I recently discovered that the Philadelphia Water Department has partnered with Green Treks Network to make a series of amazing mini-documentaries on their innovative green stormwater management program, Green City, Clean Waters. One of the things I love about green stormwater infrastructure is that it is so pretty to look at. It really is easy... and beautiful... being green.

Green City, Clean Waters Promo from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

Of course any kind of stormwater infrastructure can't prevent all flooding and runoff. Hurricane Irene dropped eight inches of rain on New Jersey last weekend causing the low-lying regions around the Raritan River to flood badly causing murky water to block one of the state's busiest east-west connectors (Route 18). These pictures capture some of the damage.

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