Skip to Main navigation Skip to Left navigation Skip to Main content Skip to Footer

University of Minnesota Extension

Extension is almost done building a new website! Please take a sneak peek or read about our redesign process.

rain garden in the rain

The University of Minnesota Stormwater Education Program works with stormwater professionals and communities through research-based, locally-tailored workshops. With green infrastructure concepts, we teach how to minimize the impact of development by mimicking natural hydrology.

Search Program title:

Extension > Environment > Water Resources > Stormwater Education Program

Print Icon Email Icon Share Icon

Soil infiltration video

The Modified Philip Dunne (MPD) measures the hydraulic conductivity and suction head for infiltration practices. It requires less water and less energy than the traditional double ring infiltrometer. This video demonstrates the use of the MPD infiltrometer and a spreadsheet that translates the MPD data into a soil hydraulic conductivity and suction head. (6:00)

Winter maintenance for small sites

Small areas and entryways (including steps, ramps, and curb cuts) can be difficult to maintain in winter. Two short videos produced by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Digital Motion and Fortin Consulting, show the best ways to handle winter maintenance.

Part 1 (10:00)

Part 2 (9:30)

Stormwater pond management

Pond sediment excavation best practices to protect water quality in stormwater ponds, as well as streams, lakes and rivers connected in the watershed. (44:29)

  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy