Episode #384 | Original Air Date: August 19, 2021
When it rains, some rainwater is absorbed by plants and soil. But rain that hits impervious surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, or roads, can run off into storm drains and then into our surface water bodies.
As it travels, stormwater can pick up chemicals or nutrients found along its way.
Excess nutrients carried in runoff to Florida’s lakes, rivers and streams can fuel algal blooms. These blooms deplete oxygen in the water killing fish.
Reduce stormwater runoff from your landscape by keeping rainwater on your property by directing downspouts to a rain barrel or rain garden or other pervious area where the water can soak into the ground.
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