Green Infrastructure: Swales can be an important tool for retention and detention of stormwater runoff. Depending on design and construction, swales may provide additional benefits, including cleaner air, carbon sequestration, improved biological habitat, and aesthetic value. See the section Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and sustainable stormwater management.

Wet swales

Below are links to several sites that address wet swales.

Case studies for wet swales

  • Tang, Ning-yuan, and Tian Li. Assessing ability of a wet swale to manage road runoff: A case study in Hefei, China. Journal of Central South University. June 2016, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 1353–1362.
  • Latham Business Park Wet Swale - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Links to Other Manuals

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