Water Resources Professional Project Reports

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A major challenge for construction stormwater permit holders in New Mexico is the closure of their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) through successful revegetation of the post-construction sites. Successful revegetation of native plants is a difficult task to achieve. Without proper guidance, the SWPPP permit closure goal is exceptionally difficult to achieve in New Mexico. This paper examines comprehensive seeding guidance designed for contractors or other individuals without seeding experience that are responsible for permanent soil stabilization. When accurately followed and appropriately budgeted, the seeding guidance document developed in conjunction with this paper and presented in Appendix I should greatly improve outcomes of native revegetation in New Mexico and successful SWPPP permit closures.

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Revegetation--New Mexico., Building sites--Environmental aspects--New Mexico., Runoff--Environmental aspects--New Mexico., Water--Pollution--Prevention--New Mexico., Soil conservation--New Mexico.


A Professional Project Report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Water Resources, Water Resources Program, University of New Mexico.