The magic happens before the toxins and pollutants go into the St Louis storm water system.
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Plants and the Plant Roots phyto-extract the toxins that washes into the riparian buffer zone from the parking lot of the IKEA store in St Louis.
Suggestion on Designing a Riparian Phytoremediation Buffer Zone for the St Louis Region:
- Rainfall Distribution 50 years of rainfall data for St. Louis, indicates that 90 percent of all rainfall events are 1.14 inches or smaller.
- Communities with large geographic areas may find it beneficial to obtain data from different areas in a community to account for variability in rainfall patterns.
- Rainfall data sets and distributions can be derived from weather service organizations such as the United States Geological Survey (http://mo.water.usgs.gov/) Cumulative Rainfall Distribution for St. Louis, MO,
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