Stormwater green infrastructure #1
This stormwater catchment system east of the College of Engineering building consists of multiple gravel-lined catchments, where care has been made to create a riparian zone that spans from native stream side vegetation to uphill shrub and grass species. As this stormwater green infrastructure has been in place for many years, invasive species are also invading the site.
Sequential basins with a mix of native riparian and upslope vegetation
Over time invasive species invade, such as these tree-of-heaven
Native riparian boxelder trees use water stored in the soil profile
Mixtures of grasses, shrubs, and trees mimic a natural riparian zone
Native shrubs, such as rabbitbrush, are plant on upslopes
Common native species