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New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual (January, 2015)

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.

The 2015 updates include the addition of pond safety provisions in Chapter 6, updated isohyet maps in Chapter 4 and clarification of sizing criteria in Chapters 3, 4, 9, and 10 to be consistent with recent changes to Construction General Permit (GP-0-15-002).

This manual was originally prepared for DEC by the Center for Watershed Protection 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 email us.

2015 Stormwater Management Design Manual

The 2015 Stormwater Management Design Manual can be downloaded in its entirety, or in sections from the table below.

2015 Stormwater Management Design Manual by Chapter in PDF Format
Name Size Description
Cover 81 kB Cover Page
Acknowledgments & Preface 35 kB Acknowledgments & Preface
Chapter 1 54 kB Introduction
Chapter 2 1101 kB Impacts of New Development
Chapter 3 231 kB Stormwater Management Planning
Chapter 4 1.3 mB Unified Stormwater Sizing Criteria
Chapter 5 5.5 mB Green Infrastructure Practices
Chapter 6 3.6 mB Performance Criteria
Chapter 7 246 kB SMP Selection Matrices
Chapter 8 3.1 mB Stormwater Pond Design Example
Chapter 9 78 kB Redevelopment Projects
Chapter 10 1.3B Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Standards
References 50 kB References
Glossary 138 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 38 kB Section Dividers

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