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Re: Re:Crazy weather /flooding


The whole idea of rain gardens is to use the soil as a filter,  
removing chemicals, fertilizer, etc from water before it ends up in  
streams, ponds, rivers, and aquifers.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 11, 2006, at 7:01 PM, james singer wrote:

> Retention ponds have the same porous bottom as the rest of the  
> area--most of the water evaporates or returns to the groundwater  
> aquifers. Don't know if that's sad or not; never thought of it like  
> that. Ecologically, it seems to work.
>
> On Mar 11, 2006, at 7:42 PM, Daryl wrote:
>
>> That's sad, unless the retention ponds are pumped for later  
>> irrigation.
>> d
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"  
>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 11:14 AM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re:Crazy weather /flooding
>>
>>
>>> Code here requires downspouts to be tied into French drains or  
>>> catch-basins; catch-basins are usually drained with perforated  
>>> pipe [soil is ultra sandy] or non-perforated pipe that leads to a  
>>> retention pond, creek, or inlet.
>>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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