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Visualization of soil-moisture change in response to precipitation within two rain gardens in Ohio

Data Series 837

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Data
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DOI: 10.3133/ds837

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Abstract

Stormwater runoff in urban areas is increasingly being managed by means of a variety of treaments that reduce or delay runoff and promote more natural infiltration. One such treatment is a rain garden, which is built to detain runoff and allow for water infiltration and uptake by plants.Water flow into or out of a rain garden can be readily monitored with a variety of tools; however, observing the movement of water within the rain garden is less straightforward. Soil-moisture probes in combination with an automated interpolation procedure were used to document the infiltration of water into two rain gardens in Ohio. Animations show changes in soil moisture in the rain gardens during two precipitation events. At both sites, the animations demonstrate underutilization of the rain gardens.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Visualization of soil-moisture change in response to precipitation within two rain gardens in Ohio
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
837
DOI:
10.3133/ds837
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Ohio Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 9 p.; Animations
Number of Pages:
18
Country:
United States
State:
Ohio
City:
Cincinnati;Columbus
Other Geospatial:
Griggs Reservoir;St. Francis
Online Only (Y/N):
Y