Oklahoma Low Impact Development


gravel_wetland.jpgStormwater wetlands are designed for several reasons: improving water quality, improving flood control, enhancing wildlife habitat, and providing education and recreation. Moreover, the types of pollutants targeted to be removed can influence the design. Wetlands in general, and stormwater wetlands in particular, use several mechanisms to remove pollutants. Stormwater wetlands employ perhaps more ways to remove sediments, nutrients, metals and chemicals, and even bacteria than any other structural BMP. These mechanisms include sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, microbial activity (nitrification and denitrification), and plant uptake.


Fact Sheets 

Constructed Treatment Wetlands, University of Tennessee

Constructed Stormwater Subsurface Gravel Wetland, Charles River Watershed Association

Designing Stormwater Wetlands for Small Watersheds, North Carolina State University

Management of Ponds, Wetlands, and Other Water Reservoirs to Minimize Mosquitoes, Purdue University

Maintenance of Stormwater Wetlands and Wet Ponds, North Carolina State University

Wetlands, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Bulletins, journal articles, and Handbooks

 The Oklahoma Wetlands Reference Guide, Oklahoma Conservation Commission

Riparian Area Management Handbook, E-952, Anna Fallon and Michael Smolen, OSU Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Constructed Wetlands TC-21, California Stormwater BMP handbook

Plants for Stormwater Design, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Valuing Urban Wetlands: A Review of Non-market Valuation Studies, Boyer and Polasky, Wetlands, 24(4):744-755  (OSU publication)

Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Wetlands and Water, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment

Past OSU Training Sessions

...under development

Other Wetland Web Sites

...still to come

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