Rain Gardens Laurie J. Fox Virginia Tech Hampton Roads AREC By Any Other Name… rain garden rainscaping catchwater garden bioretention basin infiltration trench or swale BMP – best management practice aesthetic opportunity What Exactly? conservation & preservation tool water
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Laurie J. Fox
Virginia Tech Hampton Roads AREC
conservation & preservation tool
The degree of excellence relative to:
Water Quantity & Quality
point and non-point source pollution
leaching and runoff
sediments, nutrients, toxics
Adams County SWCD
rate per hour
Sizing the rain garden
downspouts: (3600 sq.ft) X 25% = 900 sq.ft
ANSWER: The water garden should be at least
70 square feet.
A 5 x 14 or 7 x 10 foot garden design
would be sufficient
Marly-Holmes Neighborhood Assoc.
Rain Garden Workshop
Stoney Brook-Millestone Watershed Assoc.
Old Dominion University
2.5” rain in 1 hour
Rain Garden Plants