Improving Baltimore Harbor’s Water Quality with Nature-Based Solutions

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Apr. 1, 2021
Source: Civil + Structural Engineering Magazine
Improving Baltimore Harbor’s Water Quality with Nature-Based Solutions

Floating wetlands remove nitrogen from the water through the beneficial bacteria (biofilms) growing on its plastic base material and the new growth of native tidal marsh plants within that base. With roots taking up nutrients directly from the water, the intent is to use these plants to remove the excess nitrogen before it can fuel an algal or bacterial bloom.

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