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No More Floods: The Science behind Rain Gardens


Hurricane Irene was an extremely large and destructive hurricane that hit the east coast of the United States hard during September 2011. Threats of possible flooding as side-effects of Irene’s wrath caused panic amongst faculty and students on Bucknell’s campus. Due to Bucknell’s close proximity to the Susquehanna River, administrators forced Bucknell students in downhill residence halls to seek alternative accommodations. The destruction of Irene was apparent in the startling photos of entire streets in two feet of water. People were seen in kayaks on 6th street. I was simply blown away. Continue reading No More Floods: The Science behind Rain Gardens

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