Rounded 'river rock' and a series of check dams slow water from the inlet, preventing erosion and promoting infiltration.
A pretreatment basin at the inlet of a practice that allow settling out of sediment and associated contaminants suspended in urban runoff.
The total surface area upstream of a point on a stream that drains toward that point. Not to be confused with watershed. The drainage area may include one or more watersheds.
Structures constructed of a non-erosive material, such as suitably sized aggregate, wood, gabions, riprap, or concrete; used to slow runoff water. Can be employed in practices such as bioswales and enhanced grass swales.