Countering the Effects of Urbanization

To counter the effects of urbanization, the City of Blue Springs enforces stormwater detention and stormwater requirements for all new development. Detention ponds temporarily store storm water runoff, thereby reducing the peak rate of runoff to a stream of storm sewer.

Natural Stormwater Management
They help to prevent localized flooding and, if designed to do so, provide some water quality benefits and reduce stream bank erosion downstream. Preservation of streams, undisturbed green spaces, wetlands, and riparian areas are all efficient, low-cost, natural stormwater management features.
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Wetland Dry Facts

Image used with permission from Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.