Gutters and downspouts installed onto buildings direct rainwater from roofs to rain gardens. Plants with deep root systems encourage stormwater infiltration and absorbs excess nutrient runoff.

Multiple Benefits of Rain Gardens

Gutters and downspouts installed onto buildings direct rainwater from roofs to rain gardens. Plants with deep root systems encourage stormwater infiltration and absorbs excess nutrient runoff.

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Author(s)Brianne Walsh
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-06-03
AlbumHuman > Management/Restoration
TypeGraphic
PublicationNew Insights: Science-based evidence of water quality improvements, challenges, and opportunities in the Chesapeake
Dimensions1000 x 962
Filesize266 kB
Number of Downloads117
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBrianne Walsh, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)