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{{alert|This page is an edit and testing page use by the wiki authors.  It is not a content page for the Manual. Information on this page may not be accurate and should not be used as guidance in managing stormwater.|alert-danger}}
 
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[[File:Bioretention media.png|300 px|thumb|alt=image bioretention|<font size=3>Engineered media in a bioretention practice. Image from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpcaphotos/albums/72157660843839122 MPCA's Flickr website.]</font size>]]
 
[[File:Bioretention media.png|300 px|thumb|alt=image bioretention|<font size=3>Engineered media in a bioretention practice. Image from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpcaphotos/albums/72157660843839122 MPCA's Flickr website.]</font size>]]
 
[[File:Compost image.png|300px|thumb|alt=compost image|<font size=3>Compost is an important component of most engineered media mixes. It is also commonly used as an amendment to improve soil properties, such as infiltration rate, fertility, and structure.  Image from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpcaphotos/albums/72157647386550552 MPCA's Flickr website.]</font size>]]
 
[[File:Compost image.png|300px|thumb|alt=compost image|<font size=3>Compost is an important component of most engineered media mixes. It is also commonly used as an amendment to improve soil properties, such as infiltration rate, fertility, and structure.  Image from [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpcaphotos/albums/72157647386550552 MPCA's Flickr website.]</font size>]]
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{{alert|Engineered media is manufactured from soil (sand, silt, clay) and other components (e.g. compost, iron, etc.), in specific proportions, for a specific application (e.g. green roof, bioretention, tree box). Because engineered media are widely used in [[Bioretention|bioretention]] practices, the term "bioretention media" is widely used. We prefer the term "engineered media" as it more accurately describes the applicability of these media.|alert-info}}
  
 
Soil and engineered media, often referred to as bioretention media, are fundamental design characteristics of most post-construction stormwater practices. In some applications, soil or media amendments are utilized to improve soil conditions or enhance treatment effectiveness of a BMP.
 
Soil and engineered media, often referred to as bioretention media, are fundamental design characteristics of most post-construction stormwater practices. In some applications, soil or media amendments are utilized to improve soil conditions or enhance treatment effectiveness of a BMP.
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**[[Overview of engineered (bioretention) media]]
 
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**[[Engineered (bioretention) media materials specifications]]
 
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**[[Stormwater engineered (bioretention) media mixes]]
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**[[Phosphorus leaching, export, and retention in engineered (bioretention) stormwater media]]
 
**[[Phosphorus leaching, export, and retention in engineered (bioretention) stormwater media]]
 
**[[Review and summary of literature pertaining to engineered (bioretention) media]]
 
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**[https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Plant_lists_for_trees Plant lists for trees]
 
**[https://stormwater.pca.state.mn.us/index.php?title=Plant_lists_for_trees Plant lists for trees]
 
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*[[Photo gallery for Stormwater and soil, engineered (bioretention) media, and media amendments]]
 
*Interesting websites
 
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Revision as of 10:58, 9 July 2019

Warning: This page is an edit and testing page use by the wiki authors. It is not a content page for the Manual. Information on this page may not be accurate and should not be used as guidance in managing stormwater.

Stormwater and soil, engineered (bioretention) media, and media amendments

image bioretention
Engineered media in a bioretention practice. Image from MPCA's Flickr website.
compost image
Compost is an important component of most engineered media mixes. It is also commonly used as an amendment to improve soil properties, such as infiltration rate, fertility, and structure. Image from MPCA's Flickr website.
Information: Engineered media is manufactured from soil (sand, silt, clay) and other components (e.g. compost, iron, etc.), in specific proportions, for a specific application (e.g. green roof, bioretention, tree box). Because engineered media are widely used in bioretention practices, the term "bioretention media" is widely used. We prefer the term "engineered media" as it more accurately describes the applicability of these media.

Soil and engineered media, often referred to as bioretention media, are fundamental design characteristics of most post-construction stormwater practices. In some applications, soil or media amendments are utilized to improve soil conditions or enhance treatment effectiveness of a BMP.

This page provides links to pages that address topics related to soil, engineered media, and soil/media amendments.


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