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Swales are to be maintained by the owners of the premises on which they are located, and at no time will anyone plant shrubs and/or trees, or discharge, empty, or place any material, fill or waste into any swale so as to divert or impede drainage flow. Swales should be mowed as part of the yard. In meadow situations the swales should be mowed less frequently in order to allow grasses to grow taller to retard runoff and prevent erosion. Swales in woodland areas should be left in their natural condition leaving understory growth to retard runoff and prevent erosion.
(Ord. 2007-16, passed 7-16-07)