Campus stormwater is managed with vegetation, underground conveyance piping, detention ponds, bioswales, and natural water course channels. Forty percent of the campus is under tree canopy. Trees intercept precipitation, which allows water to evaporate before landing on the ground. Trees draw water from the soil and release it as water vapor from the leaves and stemps. Tree roots increase infiltration of water through the soil.
The NE bioswale treats water from housing developments to the east of campus and passes it into the headwaters of Johnson Creek North.
Following is a list of campus stormwater features:
- Corkran Pond
- Forest [Within designated Significant Natural Resource area]
- Johnson Creek North headwaters [Within designated Significant Natural Resource area]
- NE bioswale
- Underground conveyance system