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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Green Infrastructure for a Sustainable New Hampshire - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: Green Infrastructure for a Sustainable New Hampshire - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed

Rivers and streams flow across the boundaries of 52 communities before reaching New Hampshire’s Great Bay. As they travel through each community, they collect pollution from stormwater runoff and deliver it to the bay, where its impact is already evident in declining fisheries and the increase of invasive algae. With development on the rise, the regional climate in flux, and regulatory pressure to address water quality mounting, more effective stormwater management has become a top priority for decision makers.


In response, the Great Bay Reserve worked with the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center and other partners to help New Hampshire communities adopt “green infrastructure” techniques. Rather than “piping and ponding", these techniques mimic the natural water cycle by encouraging runoff to soak into the ground where it falls, where it can be filtered of pollutants and recharge the aquifer.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Steve Miller, Great Bay NERR,

Project Type: Collaborative Research


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None green infrastructure
None runoff
None stormwater
None water quality

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Great Bay, NH

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 879366
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880950
W° Bound: -70.97
E° Bound: -70.82
N° Bound: 43.18
S° Bound: 42.975

Great Bay, NH NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879370
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012-09-01
End: 2015-06-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 879367
URL Type:
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57752
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57752
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 12:58+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01