beemats floating wetlands
This pond receives stormwater runoff from a large drainage basin, with heavy nutrient loads. We installed 8,756 square ft. of floating wetlands in this 4 acre pond in 2015. Due to the heavy nutrient loads and the extraordinary uptake rates by the plants, we harvest and replant these wetlands twice each year. We remove 401.14 g N/ sq. m. /yr.(3,578 lbs. N / acre /yr.) and 48.51 g P / sq. m. / yr. (432.79 lbs. P / acre / yr.) from this stormwater pond before it can get to the Indian River estuary.
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