An example of wetlands filtration (bogs).

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    Very interesting! Working with nature is always the best bet. Thanks for sharing @Meyer Jordan .
     
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    The reason why I posted this particular articles over others is that it brings attention to the need for prefiltration even on a large scale. In this instance it is achieved with a settlement pond, typically the easiest type of prefiltration method to maintain.
     
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    Yup - I noted that. The way I have been describing it to people is - don't ask your bog filter to handle things that you can SEE. Your bog should be dealing with the things you CANNOT see.
     
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    A great article. I have been planning to dig a pond for storm runoff to collect.
     
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    Very well stated. I need to remember that.
     
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    Over the past years Maryland, has been doing stream restoration in many of the degraded creeks feeding into the rivers around the Chesapeake Bay. The streams when done are usually a bunch of settlement ponds, divided by various size rocks and sand beds to help manage the pollution and silting in of the creeks created by storm water run off.

    I find the article interesting as I have been in the marine construction business for years. It is good to see the more widespread employment of more natural pollution control techniques, that also create habitat for wildlife.
     
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