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Slow the Flow of Stormwater to Reduce Erosion

Heavy storms and flash floods send rushing water into creeks and lakes. That fast moving water erodes the natural system by dumping debris and pollution, eroding banks, destroying plants, and widening the channel. Cities, Governments, businesses, homes and individuals need solutions to slow the flow to improve communities and our planet.
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the problem
Nature and Context

Fast moving stormwater erodes natural systems, dumps debris and pollution, erodes banks, destroys plants, and widens channels. Cities, Governments, businesses, homes and individuals need solutions to slow the flow to improve the health and resilience of communities and our planet.

the impact
Negative Effects
  • Erosion of land and water channels

  • Harm to agricultural areas and crops

  • Attracts insects harmful to crop production or human health

Economic Impact

This issue is nationwide, but farmers in one area of Northern Wisconsin shared their experience - This was all dairy farm, so the cattle would graze in the forest. There would be trails all over. It was ideal for raising cattle because there was a lot of water available. - But, the water also made it difficult to farm and many producers gave up growing crops or hay.

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