1.0 Introduction

Water Quality

Objectives

  • Reduce erosion and runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other potential pollutants
  • Remove pollutants from water runoff and wind

Buffer Functions

  1. Slow water runoff and enhance infiltration
  2. Trap pollutants in surface runoff
  3. Trap pollutants in subsurface flow
  4. Stabilize soil
  5. Reduce bank erosion

Matrix

Matrix

Matrix

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