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

Figure 57. Large stormwater treatment facilities often have poor pollutant reduction performance. A better solution is to keep stormwater on site and allow it to be filtered by the soil. This picture shows a "rain garden" where runoff from the roof and driveway will be retained and pollutants filtered out by the soil.

Credit: Judy Okay, Virginia Department of Forestry.