Vegetated filter strip

Vegetated filter strip

A band of closely growing vegetation, usually grass, planted between pollution sources and downstream receiving water bodies that are designed to filter, slow flow velocities, and infiltrate runoff.
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Shelton, "Uncertainty evaluation of coliform bacteria removal from vegetated filter strip under overland flow condition," Journal of Environmental Quality, vol.
Robert Stone, Linda Cooper, Jake DeBruyn, Arlene Robertson, Ted Briggs, Gilles Castonguay, Gary Parkin, and Jose Bicudo, for "Vegetated Filter Strip System Design Manual," Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, University of Guelph, and CH2M HILL.
Conversion to sheet flow and deposition of coarse sediment, which could damage young vegetation, are the primary functions of Zone 3, the grass vegetated filter strip.
Vegetated filter strip removal of cattle manure constituents in runoff.
Validation of a vegetated filter strip model (VFSMOD).
Environmentalists are on board because they see dense development at the urban core as a remedy to sprawl - never mind the plan calling for the very latest in urban stormwater control, including vegetated swales, vegetated filter strips and water quality basins.
Vegetated filter strips protect water quality by reducing the amount of sediment that reaches streams.
Like riparian zones, vegetated filter strips help reduce erosion by slowing runoff; increasing water infiltration; and minimizing loss of sediment, dissolved nutrients, and herbicides.
Nutrient and sediment removal by vegetated filter strips. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 32, 663-7.
Vegetated filter strips are important for limiting sediment and nutrient movement to surface water and are considered a best management practice (BMP) for water quality protection in both agricultural and silvicultural operations throughout the world.
One study, located at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kan., is focused on exploration of pollutant removal potential of vegetated filter strips. The filter strip idea alone is not novel; however, this work specifically aims to quantify the effects of the traditional management practice of burning on runoff quality.