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New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual (August, 2010)

The New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual provides designers with a general overview on how to size, design, select, and locate stormwater management practices at a development site to comply with State stormwater performance standards. This manual is a key component of the Phase II State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) general permit for stormwater runoff from construction activities from all sizes of disturbance.

This manual has been prepared by the Center for Watershed Protection for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and made available to the Empire State Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for distribution.

The New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual is available for download at this site. Alternatively, the document may be purchased as a paper copy by sending an order form (on the right column of this page) to the Empire State Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Individual chapters and Appendices are made available for separate downloads. A compiled version provides a complete set of all chapters and appendices organized in a print ready format. Please note: this particular download is recommended for those with a fast internet connection. If you have questions, please contact us via e-mail.

The latest addition to the Design Manual is intended to address runoff reduction and planning and design of green infrastructure. Many valuable comments were received during the public notice and are incorporated into the updated chapters.

2010 Stormwater Management Design Manual

The 2010 Stormwater Management Design Manual can be downloaded in its entirety, or in sections from the table below. Chapters 6, 7, 8, and all of the appendices have not been modified since the last update in 2008.

2010 Stormwater Management Design Manual by Chapter in PDF Format
Name Size Description
Compiled 12.9 mB A complete set of all chapters and appendices organized in a print-ready order, August 2010
Cover 68 kB Cover Page
Acknowledgments,
Forward, Preface
172 kB Acknowledgments, Forward, Preface
Table of Contents 30 kB Table of Contents, August 2010
Chapter 1 69 kB Introduction, August 2010
Chapter 2 580 kB Impacts of New Development, August 2010
Chapter 3 87 kB Stormwater Management Planning, August 2010
Chapter 4 546 kB Unified Stormwater Sizing Criteria, August 2010
Chapter 5 4.1 mB Green Infrastructure Practices, August 2010
Chapter 6 2.3 mB Performance Criteria
Chapter 7 312 kB SMP Selection Matrices
Chapter 8 1.5 mB Stormwater Pond Design Example
Chapter 9 90 kB Redevelopment Projects, August 2010
Chapter 10 759 kB Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standards, August 2010
References 42 kB References, August 2010
Glossary 78 kB Glossary, August 2010
Appendix A 127 kB Guidelines for Design of Dams
Appendix B 166 kB Hydrologic Analysis Tools
Appendix C 150 kB SMP Construction Specifications
Appendix D 615 kB Infiltration Testing Requirements
Appendix E 84 kB Plan Review Checklist
Appendix F 146 kB Construction Inspection Checklist
Appendix G 132 kB Maintenance Inspection Checklists
Appendix H 247 kB Landscaping Guidance/ Plant Lists
Appendix I 218 kB Cold Climate Sizing Example
Appendix J 245 kB Geomorphic Assessment
Appendix K 1.5 mB Miscellaneous Details. For smaller downloads of this chapter, go to smaller downloads.
Appendix L 103 kB Critical Erosive Velocities
Section Dividers 38 kB Section Dividers

2008 Stormwater Management Design Manual

The 2008 version of the Stormwater Management Design Manual will remain available until February, 2011.

2008 Stormwater Management Design Manual by Chapter in PDF Format
Name Size Description
Compiled 10.1 mB A complete set of all chapters and appendices organized in a print-ready order (April, 2008)
Cover 148 kB Cover Page
Table of Contents 132 kB Table of Contents
Acknowledgments,
Forward, Preface
172 kB Acknowledgments, Forward, Preface
Chapter 1 646 kB Introduction
Chapter 2 1 mB Impacts of New Development. For smaller downloads of this chapter, go to smaller downloads.
Chapter 3 920 kB Stormwater Permit Requirements
Chapter 4 1 mB Unified Stormwater Sizing Criteria. For smaller downloads of this chapter, go to smaller downloads.
Chapter 5 789 kB List of Acceptable Stormwater Management Practices
Chapter 6 2.3 mB Performance Criteria. For smaller downloads of this chapter, go to smaller downloads.
Chapter 7 312 kB SMP Selection Matrices
Chapter 8 1.5 mB Stormwater Pond Design Example. For smaller downloads of this chapter, go to smaller downloads.
Chapter 9 1 mB Application, sizing and performance criteria, as well as alternative practices for redevelopment projects.
Chapter 10 813 kB Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standards, April 2008
References 124 kB References
Glossary 112 kB Glossary
Appendix A 127 kB Guidelines for Design of Dams
Appendix B 166 kB Hydrologic Analysis Tools
Appendix C 150 kB SMP Construction Specifications
Appendix D 615 kB Infiltration Testing Requirements
Appendix E 84 kB Plan Review Checklist
Appendix F 146 kB Construction Inspection Checklist
Appendix G 132 kB Maintenance Inspection Checklists
Appendix H 247 kB Landscaping Guidance/ Plant Lists
Appendix I 218 kB Cold Climate Sizing Example
Appendix J 245 kB Geomorphic Assessment
Appendix K 1.5 mB Miscellaneous Details. For smaller downloads of this chapter, go to smaller downloads.
Appendix L 103 kB Critical Erosive Velocities
Section Dividers 26 kB Section Dividers
2003 Updates 3.38 mB Updates for September 2003 release (a set of replacement pages). Please note, this is a larger pdf file and is not necessary for download unless you are replacing an existing manual.
2003 Updates list 428 kB List of changes

Contact Information

For information regarding the content of the Design manual, contact:

Shohreh Karimipour
NYSDEC, Division of water
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-3505
(518) 402-8115
dowinfo@gw.dec.state.ny.us