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Stormwater Detention Basins

Restoration Resources is uniquely qualified to address new NPDES Phase II regulations regarding  storm water management and water quality issues.


Restoration Resources works with civil engineering firms to incorporate special grading, soil preparation, temporary irrigation system design, and habitat planting plans within their detention basin design in order to provide a diversity of natural habitats for:

  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Water quality enhancement
  • Mitigation opportunities
  • Reduced long-term maintenance costs

Our restoration ecologists and landscape architects work with developers and city and county public works departments to incorporate swales, channels, and wetlands within basins while establishing riparian forests, native grasslands, and oak woodlands on the slopes and margins. We often modify the traditional trapezoidal shape of most detention basins to create a more naturalistic land form. We have secured wetland and endangered species mitigation values from federal resource agencies within carefully designed basins.

RR can help increase the value of residential lots adjacent to detention basins by adding significant aesthetic appeal and wildlife habitat value to an open space. We also can assist public agencies by incorporating public access trails and interpretive signage within larger, regional detention basins.

Our vast design and construction experience allows us to prepare “buildable” plans with cost -effective components. We also offer complete construction services to successfully implement the final design.

RR’s Habitat Management Division can help ensure successful establishment of native plantings and handle any long-term management needs.

Our Services Include:

  • Consulting
  • Opportunities and Constraints Analysis
  • Mitigation/Restoration Plan Preparation
  • Mitigation/Restoration Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Habitat Construction
  • Habitat Management
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting