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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.