Install retention/detention ponds and bioswales

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Hazards
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Install retention/detention ponds and bioswales (or biofiltration swales) to collect, redirect, and filter stormwater.

Capital Cost

Moderate

Operations & Maintenance

Moderate

Effectiveness

Moderate/High – helps reduce surface runoff in addition to providing co-benefits

Flexibility

Moderate – ponds and bioswales may be adjusted/expanded/contracted to an extent

Barriers to Implementation

Available land; permitting

Equity

Ensure equitable deployment of strategies across a range of equity areas, based on greatest need

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