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Main page for engineered media

Main page for soil

Soils affect stormwater and stormwater management in two ways.

  • Soil is a source of sediment and associated pollutants (e.g. metals, organic compounds) for stormwater runoff.
  • Soil affects the types of stormwater management practices that can be implemented at a site (e.g. potential for infiltration, vegetation)

Soil serves several important functions, including but not limited to the following.

  • Provide a media for vegetation
  • Retain pollutants
  • Promote biologic activity, including degradation of some pollutants
  • Control air and water storage and transport
  • Capture and retain carbon
  • Well managed soils minimize erosion and prevent compaction

This page contains links to pages that provide technical information on soils and media.

Pages in category "Level 2 - Technical and specific topic information/soils and media"

The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total.

This page was last edited on 13 February 2023, at 03:44.