City of Melbourne Installs Baffle Boxes To Capture and Treat Stormwater Runoff

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To reduce pollution in Indian River Lagoon

Last week, the City of Melbourne installed two baffle boxes to capture and treat stormwater runoff before it reaches the Eau Gallie River. This is one of several baffle boxes and treatment features being installed citywide as part of a plan to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution in the Indian River Lagoon. (City of Melbourne image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Last week, the City of Melbourne installed two baffle boxes to capture and treat stormwater runoff before it reaches the Eau Gallie River.

This is one of several baffle boxes and treatment features being installed citywide as part of a plan to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution in the Indian River Lagoon.

Eau Gallie River is a 4-mile-long river in Eau Gallie and is a tributary of the Indian River, with its mouth near Hawthorne Point.

The Eau Gallie River was formerly named Elbow Creek, which is a branch and tributary of the Eau Gallie River. In 1907, the Eau Gallie Yacht Club was formed as yachting became highly popular in the area.

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Last week, the City of Melbourne installed two baffle boxes to capture and treat stormwater runoff before it reaches the Eau Gallie River. This is one of several baffle boxes and treatment features being installed citywide as part of a plan to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution in the Indian River Lagoon. (City of Melbourne image)

Last week, the City of Melbourne installed two baffle boxes to capture and treat stormwater runoff before it reaches the Eau Gallie River. This is one of several baffle boxes and treatment features being installed citywide as part of a plan to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution in the Indian River Lagoon. (City of Melbourne image)

Last week, the City of Melbourne installed two baffle boxes to capture and treat stormwater runoff before it reaches the Eau Gallie River. This is one of several baffle boxes and treatment features being installed citywide as part of a plan to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution in the Indian River Lagoon. (City of Melbourne image)


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