St. Clair Pond

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St. Clair Pond

 site type is stormwater pond

St. Clair Pond

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About Stormwater Ponds

A stormwater pond is a basin in the ground designed to collect and store stormwater runoff captured by storm drains and pipes. Stormwater ponds are very common in urban environments where natural processes that clean water and prevent flooding are no longer present. Stormwater ponds are a common and efficient way to collect large volumes of stormwater coming from hard surfaces like parking lots, roads, buildings, and compacted soil. A stormwater pond may look like a wetland, with water-tolerant plants and some wetland wildlife, but they aren’t natural. Constructed ponds require regular inspections as well as sediment and vegetation removal and replacement. 

Water Quality Benefit: Much of the incoming sediment and other pollutants carried by the stormwater settle to the bottom of the pond, keeping those pollutants out of waterways.

Water Quantity Benefit: They are designed to hold stormwater and then release is slowly to prevent flooding.

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