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Bioswales Maintenance Program Strives to Reduce Urban Flooding in New York

Heavy rains and rising floodwaters during major storm events can quickly overwhelm urban city streets and sewer systems, severely impacting water quality. New York City is the most densely populated metropolitan area in the United States. With such high concentrations of buildings, roadways, and parking areas, there are too few natural areas available to help reduce the amount of water that enters New York City waterways when storms occur.

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Greening Your Community
Water

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2018

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