Impervious Cover Analysis and Stormwater Planning for Lewis Creek Watershed Towns: Hinesburg and Charlotte VT, 2005

This is a May 2005 study on the Lewis Creek Watershed towns of Hinesburg and Charlotte. It calculates impervious surfaces in 2005, and with full buildouts according to current town bylaws and zoning districts. This information enables more proactive planning. For example, it is important to know which subsheds are of high natural resource value and do not want excessive % Impervious surfaces that are known to negatively impact Stream stabilty and aquatic resources. This study also shows that greater than 25% Impervious surface results from the full buildout of Hinesburg village area and the implications for planning ahead for stormwater infrastructure. Greater that 5 % imperv. can result in stream and water quality degradation.