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This is a practical, reference guide to designing stormwater wetlands (constructed wetlands designed to improve stormwater quality) in the mid-Atlantic region:

  • discusses four basic design variations of stormwater wetlands
  • differentiates natural vs. stormwater wetlands
  • describes how to avoid conflicts with natural wetlands in the planning and design phases
  • outline pollutant removal capability, including removal pathways, treatment efficiencies and design factors
  • provides design criteria for sizing stormwater wetlands and their preceding forebays
  • guides the preparation and implementation of a wetland planting plan
  • determines the dimensions and requirements for vegetated buffers
  • discusses how to reduce future maintenance burdens and avoid secondary environmental impacts
  • describes how to enhance local wildlife habitat and create community amenities
  • includes and glossary of terms and reference list

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Regions: Canada, Canada and United States, United States

Submitted by: WetlandNetwork

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