Publications

Publications

Stormwater Management: What Stormwater Is and Why It Is Important, G2238

Rain Garden Design - Site Selection and Sizing Guide,  EC1262

Stormwater Management: Green Roof Basics, G2244

Nebraska Bioretention and Rain Garden Plants Guide, EC1261.  Retail price $15.  Order from the UNL Marketplace.

Stormwater Management: How to Make a Rain Barrel, EC2001

Stormwater Management on Residential Lots, EC707 (3.3MB)

Stormwater Management: Terminology, EC701 (568 KB)

Stormwater Management:  Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels, G2220 (2.4 MB)
This NebGuide provides information on the use of rain barrels for collecting and temporarily storing rainwater from rooftops; non-potable uses of collected rainwater; and rain barrel components, installation, and maintenance.

Stormwater Management: Disconnecting Downspouts and Impervious Surfaces, G2186 (501 KB)
This NebGuide provides an overview of several methods to eliminate direct connections between downspouts and/or impervious surfaces and municipal storm drain systems to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and pollutants that leave a property.

Stormwater Management: Rainwater Harvesting in Residential-Scale Landscapes G2148 (501KB)
This NebGuide provides an overview of rainwater harvesting systems and the use of captured rainwater for landscape irrigation and other outdoor non-potable uses.

Stormwater Management: Landscape Water Conservation, G1859 (774 KB)

Stormwater Management: Yard Waste Management, G1855 (569 KB)

Stormwater Management: Water Pollution and Our Own Yards, G1848 (714 KB)

Stormwater Management: Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844 (865 KB)

Stormwater Management: Installing Rain Gardens in Your Yard, G1760 (673 KB)
The third in a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens for an attractive way to reduce stormwater runoff.

Stormwater Management: Plant Selection for Rain Gardens in Nebraska, G1759 (624 KB)
The second in a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens for an attractive way to reduce stormwater runoff.

Stormwater Management: Rain Garden Design for Homeowners, G1758 (900 KB)
The first in a series of three NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens for an attractive way to reduce stormwater runoff.

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Stormwater Sleuth and Running Rain: Keeping It Clean! Slowing It Down!, MP97 (2.6 MB)
The Stormwater Sleuth comic book is part of a youth education kit being developed by the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Stormwater Management Team.  The purpose is to teach youth across Nebraska about water resources with a focus on watersheds, urban water runoff issues, and rainwater harvesting/green infrastructure.  The comic book is available for download at the link above or in print from UNL Marketplace.

More stormwater education resources for kids


Information presented within the Stormwater Management section of this Water Web site has been reviewed by the University of Nebraska Stormwater Management Team.  Please contact Katie Pekarek, Kelly Feehan, or Thomas Franti with questions.

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