As land is urbanized with growth, the natural landscape is changing. Buildings, roads, housing additions, parking lots (impervious surfaces) and so on are replacing, forests, farm fields and grassy areas (natural areas). The natural areas play a part in the water cycle as it allows the water to seep into the ground (infiltration). WithContinue reading “Impervious Surfaces”
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Where does storm water runoff go?
Storm water is water from rain or melting snow. It flows from rooftops, over paved streets, sidewalks and parking lots, across bare soil and lawns and into storm drains and streams. As it flows, runoff collects and transports litter, soil, pet waste, road salt and sand, pesticides, fertilizer, oil and grease, soaps and detergents, andContinue reading “Where does storm water runoff go?”