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The OMOEE SMPPD manual was intended to introduce practitioners to a broad range of stormwater management facilities designed to not only offset the effects of hydrologic changes of urban development on streams and rivers, but also address water quality and erosion impacts. The SMPPD manual also provided detailed guidance on how to design and build multi-purpose facilities and included sections on operations and maintenance and environmental monitoring requirements.
In 2003, OMOE released a new Stormwater Management Planning and Design Manual, which significantly updated and expanded on the 1994 version. The 2003 manual:
* provided an overview of the impacts of urbanization on the hydrologic cycle and stream ecosystems