Reduced stormwater runoff via increased use of rain gardens

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2008-01-01
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Lamb, Inger
Maher-Lewis, Anita
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
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Rain gardens, shallow depressions filled with native plants, capture and filter pollutants from runoff by increasing soil filtration. The project investigators installed two rain gardens in Ames, Iowa and developed an outreach program to educate landowners about native landscaping.

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