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Faculty Scholarship, Student Scholarship
City and State
Greenville, South Carolina
Furman students and staff install a rain garden with a grant from the National Wildlife federation. Rain gardens are deep depressions filled with layers of sand and gravel. Plants tolerant of drought and flooding are used to filter the water contained in the garden. After a storm event, water is held in the garden and percolates more slowly and naturally into the lake.
Worthen, Wade, "Rain garden construction" (2006). Furman Lake Restoration Images. 100.
Additional Affiliated Department, Center or Institute
Biology, Earth and Environmental Science
Furman University; Environmental sciences; Lake restoration; Ecological integrity; Ecosystem management; Water quality; Revegetation; Ecological engineering; Rain gardens