Storm water runoff deflection a constant concern.

Pictures on a rainy day (although we haven't had many here in the Northeast this season...) of the Water Street bioswale we installed Spring 2016 to 'catch' rain water from a new parking lot. As you can see in the pics the water from the parking lot is being deflected into the bioswale rather than running into Water street. It is interesting to see the runoff from the parking lot across from this bioswale runs into Water street causing it to be temporarily flooded.  The same was once true of the bioswale side of the street. Bioswale on the left in the two lower pics.  

We also wanted to provide species diversity as well.  The Yellowwood trees were pre-existing and required preservation during construction.  One tree had its roots exploring through a layer of old pavement...

Species planted:  Cladrastis kentuckea (Yellowwood), Clethra acuminata (Summersweet), Fothergilla "Mt. Airy', and Syringa "Bloomerang Dark Purple'

Short video shows pre pavement water flow:

Some construction pics:

Bath Forestry Division's photo.
Bath Forestry Division's photo.
Bath Forestry Division's photo.
Bath Forestry Division's photo.
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