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Bibliographic details for Flow in a swaleA shallow constructed channel, often grass-lined, which is used as an alternative to curb and channel, or as a pretreatment to other measures. Swales are generally characterized by a broad top width to depth ratio and gentle grades.

  • Page name: Flow in a swaleLID SWMStormwater Management Planning and Design Guide
  • Author: LIDLow Impact Development. A stormwater management strategy that seeks to mitigate the impacts of increased urban runoff and stormwater pollution by managing it as close to its source as possible. It comprises a set of site design approaches and small scale stormwater management practices that promote the use of natural systems for infiltration and evapotranspiration, and rainwater harvesting. SWMStormwater Management Planning and Design Guide contributors
  • Publisher: Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program
  • Date of last revision: 4 July 2019 13:07 UTC
  • Date retrieved: 29 September 2020 11:55 UTC
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