What is stormwater?

Stormwater is the surface runoff of rain and snow melt. In undeveloped areas, such as forests and grassy areas, the surface flow of water is slowed by vegetation, allowing much of it to seep into the ground. Developed areas reduce this natural seepage by covering the area with building and impervious surfaces such as parking lots, decreasing the surface area of soil and vegetation. This results in increased amounts and faster flows of storm water runoff. Storm water drainage systems become necessary to prevent flooding.

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1. What is stormwater?
2. What is stormwater management?
3. What is meant by point source and nonpoint source pollution?
4. What does the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System consist of?
5. Where does Moberly's stormwater flow to?