Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt. It can be held in the soil or be held on the surface and evaporate, or runoff and end up in nearby streams, rivers, or other water bodies.

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens capture stormwater runoff from rooftops or other impervious surfaces. Using native, drought-tolerant plants helps further reduce water usage. 

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Bioswales are slight depressions in the ground that improve water retention. The slopes in a bioswale direct water towards plants, helping them grow. 

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Groundcover is vegetation or mulch that protects topsoil and is used to slow and retain stormwater runoff.