EPA Report on Stormwater and Climate Lessons from Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes

EPA published a Federal Register Notice today announcing the availability of a report entitled, “Stormwater Management in Response to Climate Change Impacts: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes Regions.”  The report was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA’s Office of Research and Development and provides insights from a series of EPA and NOAA sponsored workshops and adaptation planning experiences in Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes region communities.  These include locally identified barriers to addressing climate change; methods to overcome barriers in the short term; and long term information needs to further assist their stormwater adaptation efforts.  While the report does not specifically mention drinking water, climate change impacts and stormwater management can directly coincide with and affect drinking water supplies.  To view the document, visit EPA’s web site.