Excess Urban Leaf Litter Can Clog Storm Drains, Impair Water Quality

Nov 18, 2020

Leaves are falling across the Ozarks, and rather than bagging them up or composting, certain urban property owners, rake and blow leaves into streets to be washed away by rains. But all those dead leaves can impair drainage systems as well as water quality, says Trish Ouei, Extension Service Urban Stormwater Education Program director for Washington and Benton Counties.