Victoria, Minnesota

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Rain Gardens Reduce and Filter Stormwater Run-off


A rain garden is a bowl-shaped garden filled with plants to allow water to soak into the ground. They manage polluted runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots.

A rain garden:

  • Filters water to remove sediment and pollutants
  • Reduces volume of water going into the stormwater system
  • Allows water to soak into the ground
  • Creates habitat, especially when native or pollinator plants are selected

They are built with a shallow depression that both collects and holds rainwater after a storm. This helps in filtering the water and reducing volume in the stormwater systems.