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Pollutant Load Modeling

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Researchers in UC Davis' Department of Environmental Design are creating computer models to make predictions of pollutant loads in run-off for urban areas before and after implementation of "Best Management Practices" (BMPs). Run-off volume and water quality data from our test sites are used to evaluate whether educational outreach can affect landscape maintenance practices enough to reduce run-off and its polluting constituents.

These models can be used by municipalities when developing policies for localized and regional planning by predicting run-off volumes and pollutant loads.