Ag Quad Bioretention Basins

Sustainable Landscapes Trail

Ag Quad Bioretention Basins

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


This Ag Quad Bioretention Basin was established to redirect the increase in stormwater runoff to protect water quality and minimize downstream erosion and flooding in adjacent waterways. This system of bioretention basins incorporates designed soils with high infiltration that filter water and trap pollutants along with carefully selected plant materials that slow the runoff and take it up during transpiration. Shrub species were specifically chosen to plant in these basins for their tolerance to winter salt, and both wet and dry soil conditions.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sustainable Landscapes Trail


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