Thursday, July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010: Protecting Urban Waterways With Roadside Rain Gardens
Seattle is a leader in Low Impact Development to control storm water. Techniques include rain gardens, green roofs, and permeable pavement that allow more rainwater to flow into the ground instead of running off and carrying pollutants into streams and Puget Sound. The 'SEA street' LID project that was built in the upper part of the Carkeek Park watershed reduced storm water flow by 99%. Today Seattle Public Utility is working to protect another waterway, Salmon Bay. Green Acre Radio brings us the story.