Protecting Oceans from Urban Storm Water Runoff

Natural Resources & Environment (NR&E), Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 36, Spring 2007

FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 262

FSU College of Law, Law and Economics Paper No. 07-011

3 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2007

Abstract

Urban storm water runoff - storm water flowing through cities to receiving waters - is a major contributor to coastal water quality problems. This short article, which appeared as part of a journal issue on the problem of storm water, describes the problems that storm water causes for ocean water quality and function; provides a brief overview of the regulatory mechanisms that can help to address ocean storm water contamination, especially the Clean Water Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act; and describes as a case study the Santa Monica Bay estuary in southern California.

Keywords: storm water, stormwater, ocean, coastal, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, CZMA, pathogens, bacteria, Santa Monica Bay, estuary

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Protecting Oceans from Urban Storm Water Runoff. Natural Resources & Environment (NR&E), Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 36, Spring 2007, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 262, FSU College of Law, Law and Economics Paper No. 07-011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=990269

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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