Lot 12 Bioswale
Location: WSU Parking Lot 12
Client: Wayne State University
Goals: Stormwater Management, Wildlife Habitat, Beautification
This site is DBN's first bioswale project, established in partnership with the Rain Gardens to the Rescue program and the WSU Office of Campus Sustainability. It was first planted in Fall 2017 and has since developed into a mature mix of native plant species specifically selected to tolerate varying moisture, heavy clay soils, road salt, and other common pollutants.
Water from the parking lot is graded toward the center where the plants intercept, retain and filter the stormwater that flows into the swale. The site has since been studied in several research projects by the College of Engineering, Geology, and Biological Sciences departments.
3,243 sq. ft. of bio-retention and native wildlife habitat
54,014.4 sq. ft. impervious surface drainage area
33,650.97 gallons of water per inch of rain managed