December 31, 2012

LA Times – Rain Gardens in Urban Areas

Rain Gardens, an important component in many Low Impact Development projects, are used to decrease peak flow rates and pollutant load and to enhance aesthetic value of urban areas. This story by the LA Times provides a great overview of exactly what Rain Gardens can do and how they have been integrated into the San Fernando Valley.
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