Poor water quality, due to increased precipitation associated with climate change combined with high impervious cover and outdated stormwater management systems, is a serious concern for New Jersey municipalities and their residents.  This seminar provided practical tools to understand and address stormwater runoff, improve water quality and prevent Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).  Topics included an update on recent HABs in the region with a focus on Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake, new stormwater regulations, green infrastructure/impervious cover reduction plans for your municipality, and funding sources for stormwater projects including stormwater utilities.

Presenters (Click on links for presentations):

Kristi MacDonald, Ph.D., Director of Science, Raritan Headwaters RHA Watershed Tools Intro

Victor Poretti, Section Chief, NJDEP Bureau of Freshwater and Biological Monitoring NJDEP HABs Update

Chris Obropta, Ph.D., P.E., Extension Specialist, Rutgers Coop Extension Water Resources Program Stormwater Management for Lakes

Bill Kibler, Director of Policy, Raritan Headwaters Paying for Stormwater


Jan 9, 2020, Randolph Free Public Library, Randolph, NJ