Strategies for the Lowlands: Slow Streams


Today, the north/south rivers that empty into Nassau’s bay are crucial less for their natural or recreational functions and more for their capacity to drain and channel stormwater runoff. This runoff is a major contributor to the pollution of the bay, but it also causes flooding: when the rivers rise above the outflow pipes that channel the stormwater into the bay, as often happens in Nassau County, the pipes back up and cause flooding upland.

Part of Solution

  • Living With The Bay: Resiliency For Nassau County

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