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[[file:Stillwater rain garden 2.JPG|thumb|300px|alt=photo of a rain garden|<font size=3>A raingarden in a commercial development, Stillwater, Minnesota.</font size>]]
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[[file:Stillwater rain garden 2.JPG|thumb|300px|alt=photo of a rain garden|<font size=3>A rain garden in a commercial development, Stillwater, Minnesota.</font size>]]
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This page introduces sources for the selection of plants for stormwater BMPs, salt tolerance, [[Green roofs|green roofs]], and [[Trees|trees]]. An excellent resource applicable to a wide variety of vegetated BMPs, including bioretention BMPs, is [https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/plants-stormwater-design Plants for stormwater design] by Shaw and Schmidt (2003).
  
 
[[file:Residential rain garden.png|thumb|300 px|alt=image of residential rain garden|<font size=3>A residential rain garden in St. Paul.</font size>]]
 
[[file:Residential rain garden.png|thumb|300 px|alt=image of residential rain garden|<font size=3>A residential rain garden in St. Paul.</font size>]]
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[[Glossary#B|Bioretention]] is a terrestrial-based (up-land as opposed to wetland) water quality and water quantity control process. Bioretention employs a simplistic, site-integrated design that provides opportunity for runoff infiltration, filtration, storage, and water uptake by vegetation.  
 
[[Glossary#B|Bioretention]] is a terrestrial-based (up-land as opposed to wetland) water quality and water quantity control process. Bioretention employs a simplistic, site-integrated design that provides opportunity for runoff infiltration, filtration, storage, and water uptake by vegetation.  
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**[[Operation and maintenance of bioretention]] - we recommend using the above two pages
 
*[[Assessing the performance of bioretention]]
 
*[[Assessing the performance of bioretention]]
 
*[[Cost-benefit considerations for bioretention]]
 
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*[[Calculating credits for bioretention]]
 
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*[[Green Infrastructure benefits of bioretention]]
 
*[[Soil amendments to enhance phosphorus sorption]]
 
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*[[Summary of permit requirements for bioretention]]
 
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*[https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Category:Bioretention_photo Bioretention photos]
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*[[Bioretention photo gallery]]
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*[https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Category:Bioretention_schematic Bioretention schematics]
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*[https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Category:Bioretention_table Bioretention tables]
 
*[[Supporting material for bioretention]]
 
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==Related pages==
 
==Related pages==
 
*[[Understanding and interpreting soils and soil boring reports for infiltration BMPs]]
 
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*[[Determining soil infiltration rates]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:07, 20 July 2022

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Information: Bioretention practices are commonly called rain gardens
Green Infrastructure: Bioretention practices can be an important tool for retention and detention of stormwater runoff. Because they utilize vegetation, bioretention practices provide additional benefits, including cleaner air, carbon sequestration, improved biological habitat, and aesthetic value.
photo of a rain garden
A rain garden in a commercial development, Stillwater, Minnesota.
photo of a rain garden planted with native vegetation
Example of a rain garden planted with native vegetation.


Bioretention is a terrestrial-based (up-land as opposed to wetland) water quality and water quantity control process. Bioretention employs a simplistic, site-integrated design that provides opportunity for runoff infiltration, filtration, storage, and water uptake by vegetation.

Bioretention areas are suitable stormwater treatment practices for all land uses, as long as the contributing drainage area is appropriate for the size of the facility. Common bioretention opportunities include landscaping islands, cul-de-sacs, parking lot margins, commercial setbacks, open space, rooftop drainage and street-scapes (i.e., between the curb and sidewalk). Bioretention, when designed with an underdrain and liner, is also a good design option for treating stormwater hotspots (PSHs). Bioretention is extremely versatile because of its ability to be incorporated into landscaped areas. The versatility of the practice also allows for bioretention areas to be frequently employed as stormwater retrofits.


The individual articles comprising this section on bioretention may be viewed as a single article. Note: Due to an unresolved bug, when viewing a formula in a combined article, the math markup (used for equations) is displayed. Thanks.


Acknowledgements

Bioretention articles

Green Infrastructure: bioretention facilities are designed to mimic a site's natural hydrology


Related pages

This page was last edited on 20 July 2022, at 14:07.