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Managing stormwater in Buffalo Creek video transcript

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Improving water quality in our urban areas is a priority for land managers. Here at the field of Mars pollution from neighbouring streets is washed into stormwater drains. This water then flows into a constructed stormwater channel.

The features here all play a role in improving water quality in Buffalo Creek. First a rock lined channel slows the water reducing erosion and allows for physical pollutants such as soil and litter to drop into the sediment pond. Native plants are planted to then filter out chemical pollutants such as phosphates, oil and grease.

With the physical and chemical pollutants dealt with cleaner water then flows into the creek. Ongoing management is required to clean out the sediment pond. With a sediment removed the pond has a new lease of life.

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