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Coastal Green Stormwater Infratructure: Wetlands in Wilmington
posted Oct 27, 2015 07:12 AM by dhartel

NC stormwater managers evaluate wetlands in coastal watersheds.  As reported in the Journal of Environmental Quality, "eight storms [were monitored] and showed that the Wade Park Wetland retained and/or removed 50 to 75% of the inflowing volume of runoff. The average load reduction for fecal coliform bacteria was 99%, with an overall concentration reduction of more than 90%".  Additional studies look at wet detention pollution removal rates.

Learn more at http://foresternetwork.com/daily/water/stormwater/rain-gardens-and-green-infrastructure-help-wetlands/


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