How rain gardens stop flooding and water pollution

Weather Science

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS, Queens — More than 70% of the city is covered with surfaces that are water resistant, which can often lead to flooding in the event of a storm.

That’s why the Department of Environmental Protection created the largest and most aggressive green infrastructure program in the country to make neighborhoods more equipped to withstand storm runoff.

PIX11 News went out to one such rain garden in Cambria Heights.

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