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Greenville, South Carolina
A rain garden created by EarthDesign Environmental Arts & Landscape Design. Uphill from the lake, the bank was contoured to funnel runoff from the landscape to a small rain garden to the right of the trail. Water seeps through a pipe beneath the walkway to the rain garden on the lake shore. 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, "Finished rain garden" (2008). Furman Lake Restoration Images. 67.
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