Adelaide floods

Stormwater management is an innovative approach to decrease excess rainwater or melted snow into streets and roads, for effective Adelaide flood planning. In urban and established regions, water-resistant surfaces like pavement and roofs avert precipitation from soaking into the ground. Instead, these waters go rapidly into pipes, sewer systems, and drainage channels thereby causing flood, erosion, overflowing of the sewer system, and so on. 

Stormwater planning is the process of taking technical assistance to manage stormwater and protect the environment. Keep reading to know about the advantages of proper stormwater planning. 

What are the Advantages of Proper Stormwater Planning?

Following are the advantages of stormwater planning and management:

  • Uphold a Natural Hydrologic Cycle

Proper stormwater management helps in maintaining clear and healthy streams, lakes, ponds, aquatic life as well as humans by maintaining the natural hydrologic cycle. Improper stormwater management can reduce soil moisture and fertility, which in turn can affect irrigation and cultivation. Effective stormwater management also helps stock up underground water, thereby ensuring sufficient water for agricultural and domestic purposes.

  • Prevent Unwanted Stream Erosion

Secondly, stormwater management helps in reducing too much erosion by lessening the amount of water accumulating in the streams. Improper management of stormwater can lead to severe erosion and may hamper the river’s capability to carry water and silts. Besides, without proper stormwater management, rivers and streams may get flooded, thereby affecting the life of the surrounding populations. 

  • Prevent Risks of Flooding

Proper stormwater planning helps reduce the risk of flooding. Cities or towns having less vegetation have a likelihood of experiencing too much flooding upon heavy rainfall unless any advanced technology is adopted. Flooding can cause severe damage to living beings and their possessions in regions that lack suitable stormwater management systems. On the contrary, areas having a proper stormwater plan keep the flooding in check. Thus, they are less likely to suffer the adverse effects of floods.

  • Keeps Water Quality Intact 

Managing stormwater in an appropriate way ensures good and healthy water quality. Impurities like insecticides, oil, grease, plastic, etc. generated from daily use get accumulated upon water surfaces. Without proper storm management, these harmful pollutants may enter and ruin the water sources like lakes, oceans, rivers, and even groundwater. By adopting stormwater planning and management, some of these contaminants could be removed from the water before they cause further damage.

  • Averts Soil Erosion

In farming lands, stormwater may hamper productivity by rinsing away the fertile top-soil cover. As a result, it may cause severe soil erosion and make the agricultural land unsuitable for cultivation. So, it is vital to have proper stormwater planning and management to keep the soil cover intact. Stormwater planning is necessary to avert the wearing down of agricultural land and prevent Adelaide floods, which can cause considerable damage to the environment. It is an innovative strategy that also helps lessen environmental pollution during construction projects by managing the overflow of rainwater or melted snow.

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