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The area designated for the wetland was narrow, so the team excavated some of the buildup of sediments within the floodplain, along with part of the hill slope, to widen the floodplain and lower its surface to make room for as much storage as possible.
During a storm, when White Clay Creek rises, the wetland fills first before the stream spills over its banks and floods the actual floodplain surface. Then, after peak flood conditions have passed, the wetland slowly releases the water, which
it has naturally purified by absorbing nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus.
By reducing nutrients and contributing organic matter, wetlands enhance freshwater ecosystems. “Rivers and streams that are connected to wetlands are highly productive—in other words, healthy—ecosystems with lots of fish and biodiversity,” says Daniels.
As part of the Hurricane Sandy
project, the Stroud Center also expanded the riparian buffer and put in level-lip spreaders to control stormwater runoff. Monitoring of wetlands effectiveness will continue for two more years, with funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program. —Diane Huskinson
Another WilloWdAle beneficiAry, the New Bolton Center is the large animal hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet). It provides an internationally renowned standard of clinical care to more than 40,000 patients each year.
From advanced orthopedics to innovative imaging solutions—including its robotics- controlled computed tomography (CT) system—New Bolton Center’s world- renowned, board-certified clinicians provide comprehensive care, from diagnosis to outcome.
The dynamic robotics-controlled system has evolved to become the centerpiece of New Bolton Center’s world-caliber suite
of imaging services. Capable of capturing extraordinarily detailed images of equine patients, the system continued on page 25

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