Shoreline Vegetation and Retention Basins

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by Carol Emmerling-DiNovo, Univ of Illinois, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference:

Abstract: Erosion of exposed shorelines often introduces large quantities of sediment into the stored waters of stormwater retention basins. This additional sediment load can minimize the water quality enhancement otherwise gained from settling. Through the use of shoreline vegetation, it is possible to reduce this shoreline erosion and to achieve additional water quality benefits.

Subject Headings: Shoreline | Water quality | Retention basins | Erosion | Vegetation | Sediment | Stormwater management | Water storage |

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