Seasonal first flush phenomenon of urban stormwater discharges.

  title={Seasonal first flush phenomenon of urban stormwater discharges.},
  author={Haejin Lee and S L Lau and Masoud Kayhanian and Michael K. Stenstrom},
  journal={Water research},
  volume={38 19},
California's climate, typified by winter and spring precipitation and summer drought, is often called a Mediterranean climate, and creates a long period for pollutant build-up. The initial storms of the winter season usually have higher pollutant concentrations, which is called a seasonal first flush. To investigate the existence of a seasonal first flush, we analyzed four major data sets, collected over the 1999-2000 to 2002-2003 wet seasons. Trends in seasonal loads were quantified by… CONTINUE READING