October 4, 2022
The October extension column is by Minnesota Sea Grant and Water Resources Center Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator John Bilotta.
Stormwater best management practices established through research are used to prevent and minimize impact to local water resources. The sediment traps, forebays, infiltration basins, rock inlets and other practices (shown in the June 2022 photo above) manage stormwater runoff from this parking lot adjacent to Bassett Creek in Minneapolis. They slow the runoff by controlling its release and promoting infiltration into the soil and minimize the pollutants reaching the creek. Photo credit: J. Bilotta.