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Wrangling Runoff

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So every year, dozens of homes are flooded. That's in part because 28% of the entire watershed in this region around Washington DC is paved over. (Photo by Sabri Ben-Achour)

Stormwater runoff can be one of the main ways that urban areas create pollution. In some cases it can dramatically suffocate marine life. It can also cause flooding. One small town in Maryland is on the receiving end of its region's runoff. As Sabri Ben-Achour reports, it's trying to set a national example with its approach to solving the problem:

A related article from the Baltimore Sun

Info on stormwater runoff from the US EPA

Another story on runoff from TER

Producer: Sabri Ben-Achour
Release Date: January 11, 2010
Running Time: 2:53

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