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impervious storage capacity

The amount of water the impervious (i.e. hardtops, like pavement or buildings) part of an ecosystem can hold.

Used to calculate:standing water

Varies by: ecosystem

Used ecosystem Reference Location: Ecosystem
(study period)
Value Units Notes
* Agricultural field / vegetable garden Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Airfield Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Airport terminal Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Alley Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Apartment building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Beach Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Bike lane Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Bioswale Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 100 mm
* Boulevard (arterial) Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Bridge Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Camp Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 1 mm
* Cemetery Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 1 mm
* Cistern / rain barrels Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 4.9 mm We assume two 65 gallon rain barrels per 100 m area, which is equivalent to capturing 4.9 mm water depth over that 100 m area
Cistern / rain barrels Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 56.8 mm We assume one 1500 water holding tank per 100 m2 of area, which is equivalent to capturing 56.8 mm of water depth
* Cliffs and rock outcrops Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 1 mm
* Cogeneration plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Compost bin Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Computer data center Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Cottages / Mobile home Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Deep water estuary Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Derelict structures Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Diesel power plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Disturbed Land Assumed New York City: Mannahatta () 0 mm
* Eelgrass meadow Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Elevated train Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Estuary Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Factory Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Freshwater marsh Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Fuel storage tank Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Garage Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Gas station Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Geothermal pump Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Graywater recycling Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Greenhouse / vertical farm Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Green roof Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 100 mm
* Hardwood swamp Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Heavy rail line Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Hemlock – northern hardwood forest Assumed New York City: Mannahatta () 0 mm
* High salt marsh Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Highway Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Hospital Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Hotel Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Landfill Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Lawn Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Light rail line Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Low salt marsh Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Meadow Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Mixed use: office / residential building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Mixed use: restaurant / office building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Mixed use: restaurant / residential building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Mixed use: restaurant / retail building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Mixed use: retail / office building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Mixed use: retail / residential building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Natural gas power plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Oak hickory forest Assumed New York City: Mannahatta () 0 mm
* Office building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Orchard Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Ornamental garden Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Parking lot Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Park savanna Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Paved ball field/court Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Pedestrian bridge Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Pedestrian street / plaza Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Permeable pavers National Ready Mixed Concrete Association- 2011-Pervious Pavement Design Global: Urban Landscape (2011) 87.5 mm
Permeable pavers National Ready Mixed Concrete Association- 2011-Pervious Pavement Design Global: Urban Landscape (2011) 150 mm pedestrian traffic over permeable paver: sidewalks, plazas, courtyards
Permeable pavers National Ready Mixed Concrete Association- 2011-Pervious Pavement Design Global: Urban Landscape (2011) 25 mm auto traffic carrying capacity: collector, arterial, traffic-slowed, highway
* Photovoltaic panels Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Pier Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Pond Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Public assembly hall Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
Puddles on hardtops NULL REFERENCE NULL REFERENCE LOCATON: NULL ECOSYSTEM (NULL STUDY PERIOD) None DUMMY UNIT
* Restaurant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Retail building Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* School or university Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Sewage treatment plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Shrub land Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Sidewalk Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Single family home Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Solar energy facility Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Solar heating panels Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Solid waste transfer plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Stadium Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Stream Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Streetcar line Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Street (collector) Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Street trees Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Subway Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Swimming pool Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Tidal energy facility Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Traffic slowed street Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Trail Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Tunnel Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Utility yard Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Warehouse Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Waste energy power plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Water treatment plant Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm
* Water/wastewater storage tank Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 mm
* Wind farm Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 3 mm

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