SUNY New Paltz Data Buoy

Stormwater Diffusers

Rainwater falling along the perimeter of the route 32 parking lot will be captured by stormwater diffusers. The diffusers direct and slow the flow of water to minimize erosion.

Stormwater flows into a series of raised grates that connect to a single diffused outflow.

Diffuser grates

A mesh material in the path of flowing water helps keep plants grounded and reduce erosion.

Plant mesh

Non-diffuse runoff can contribue to soil and plant erosion.

Non-diffuse flow

Diffuse runoff is channeled through a series of tubes, which spreads the flow over a much wider area.

Diffuse flow

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