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Chapter 6 Section 2

SECTION 6.02.  FINDINGS OF FACT.  The Village of River Hills finds that uncontrolled post-construction storm water runoff has a significant impact upon water resources and the health, safety, and general welfare of the community and diminishes the public enjoyment and use of natural resources.  Specifically, uncontrolled post-construction storm water runoff can:

(1)  Degrade physical stream habitat by increasing stream bank erosion increasing stream bed scour, diminishing groundwater recharge, and diminishing stream base flow;

(2)  Diminish the capacity of lakes and streams to support fish, aquatic life, recreational, and water supply uses by increasing pollutant loading of sediment, suspended solids, nutrients, heavy metals, bacteria, pathogens and other urban pollutants;

(3)  Alter wetland communities by changing wetland hydrology and by increasing pollutant loads;

(4)  Reduce the quality of groundwater by increasing pollutant loads;

(5)  Threaten public health, safety, property, and general welfare by overtaxing storm sewers, drainage ways and other minor drainage facilities;

(6)  Threaten public health, safety, property, and general welfare by increasing major flood peaks and volumes;

(7)  Undermine flood plain management efforts by increasing the incidence and levels of flooding;

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