Rzepka, A., United States, Environmental Protection Agency, & Great Lakes National Program Office. (2006). Rain garden manual for homeowners : Protecting our water, one yard at a time (pp.1) Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District.
from The Nature Conservancy
A rain garden restores some of the function that is lost when land is developed. It is simply a shallow basin with a porous backfill and deep rooted, moisture tolerant plantings. It is located to collect runoff from downspouts, sump pumps, paved areas, roofs and lawns. It can be one large garden or a number of smaller depressions with a larger garden or border.
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Ecological landscape design
Storm water retention basins