Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Stormwater


When you are walking around beautiful Cascades Park near downtown Tallahassee, you would never guess that its major function is to act as a stormwater management system consisting of a network of underground channels, open streams, and retention ponds. It is designed to flood, offering relief to nearby areas during major storm events. In this picture, you can see a restored stream bed that has been landscaped with native and "Florida friendly" vegetation to protect the stream bank from erosion and create a natural habitat for wildlife. The stream runs through the park between two of the retention ponds. Notice the sign warning people and pets to stay out of the stormwater, which contains pollutants from urban runoff. You can read more about this unique city park here.

Linking to signs, signs.

12 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um artigo muito interessante.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, planting the vegetation is a great way to protect the stream. Great sign, enjoy your day!

Lowell said...

That is such a cool park, and it's nice to know that it is environmentally friendly, too!

William Kendall said...

An interesting concept!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, I agree with Eileen today, Lois!! A great way to protect the stream it is!! Hope your day is going well!!

VP said...

A good idea and a very interesting post. We have a lot of trouble with stormwater management!

Tom said...

They really need this sign?

Taken For Granted said...

I've always made it a personal rule to stay out of any storm water. You never know where it has been.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The sign is quite a heavy warning of danger. I am a little surprised that the sign is not larger.

Jim said...

Wise.

Andy said...

It looks like the pollutants are doing wonders for the plant life.

Nancy Beebe Goolsby Tramel Perry said...

lovely.