Taking Storms in Stride

Stormwater agency’s broad-scale approach includes development, education and a large slate of improvement projects.

Taking Storms in Stride

Knox County (Tennessee) Watershed Coordinator Roy Arthur, Compliance Manager Natalie Landry and Flood Plain Manager Eddy Roberts (from left) stand on a bridge overlooking a large bioretention pond they designed. (Photography by Martin Cherry)

Knox County, Tennessee, is verdant, picturesque and a perfect illustration of   the problems that arise when stormwater collects in volume. The result is flooding, erosion, destabilized ground and pathogenic threats.

The county’s Stormwater Management Department, however,...

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