App State survey: Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff

Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appalachian has been studying impacts from stormwater runoff and how to manage that runoff.

“What our research shows is that stormwater runoff causes high temperatures and high salt levels in Boone Creek,” said Dr. William “Bill” Anderson, professor in and chair of Appalachian’s Department of the Geological and Environmental Sciences.

Fig. 1. Land use and land cover types in the Boone Creek watershed. Maps created by Aeon Russo ’19, environmental science and quantitative geoscience double major. Image provided by William Anderson
Published: Jun 13, 2019 12:15pm