What Can I Do to Keep My Yard’s Rainwater Out of Streams?

One of soil’s many important functions is to act like a sponge. As nature’s blanket, soil soaks up water that falls as rain or melts from snow and ice. Soil not only stores water, it also helps to filter out pollutants such as nutrients, bacteria, and sediments that may collect as water moves over the surface of the earth. Eventually, water moving through soil will collect as groundwater or will resurface as springs, puddles, or seeps.

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