Stormwater Action Monitoring
To improve stormwater management, reduce pollution, improve water quality, and reduce flooding by measuring stormwater impacts on the environment and evaluating the effectiveness of stormwater management actions. SAM was designed to meet MS4 permittee stormwater monitoring needs, as well as provide the structure, transparency, and accountability for other stakeholders to join.
Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM), formerly the Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program (RSMP), is:
Learn more about how SAM works and why our work is important.
Stormwater Work Group (SWG), an independent stakeholder committee, oversees implementation of SAM and Ecology is the program manager. SWG outlined an overall strategy for a Stormwater Assessment and Monitoring Program for Puget Sound (SWAMPPS) with detailed technical appendices , and specific Recommendations for Municipal Stormwater Permit Monitoring.
SAM Findings Symposium, June 1,2017
This symposium was the first showcase of all the SAM studies to date. A status update or interim findings were given on the active projects for permittees to gain awareness of the wide range of monitoring studies underway at SAM.
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Goals: to measure whether things are getting better or worse and identify patterns in healthy and impaired Puget Lowland streams and Puget Sound urban shoreline areas.
Goals: to provide widely applicable information about what works and what doesn’t work in certain situations, and how to improve stormwater management.
Goals: to provide information about source identification and elimination methods and identify opportunities for regional solutions to common illicit discharges and pollution problems.
Goals: to provide credible and transparent accountability for expenditures of permittee funds to implement SAM.
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