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FOR95: Chapter 6: Restoring the Hydrological Cycle in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 49. Zone 3 is a flat grassy area about 10m wide at the urban/buffer interface. Its major function is to convert channelized urban flow into sheet flow and slow water velocity to less than 0.3 m/sec. Zone 3 performs some settling, filtering, and infiltration.

Credit: Photos are of the "Difficult Run" urban riparian project, courtesy of Judy Okay, Virginia Department of Forestry.