Can we ever stop all the runoff into our waters?
Considering the residential and commercial development in Cocoa Beach, we probably cannot stop all of the runoff into our canals. Where we have room - we can significantly reduce the volume by creating swales for runoff retention. As we redevelop, we can make private development retain a portion of their runoff. In spots where we have little room for retention, we can at least reduce the amount of dirt, leaves, grass clippings, and debris in the runoff by constructing various kinds of "filters."

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1. How do I report a pollutant discharge violation?
2. Am I in a flood zone?
3. How is storm runoff treated?
4. What are the laws regulating the discharge of stormwater?
5. How much runoff can there possibly be from Cocoa Beach?
6. Can we ever stop all the runoff into our waters?
7. Why is dredging considered a stormwater activity?
8. What is muck?
9. What are those openings in the curb along roads?