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27 Jan, 2009

EPA: Low Impact Development Video

Posted by: Skylar In: Stormwater

The EPA has posted a video demonstrating some of the techniques used in low impact development (LID) to reduce stormwater runoff.  Included in the video are: rain gardens, green roofs, and rain barrels. It seems that the video is targetted more towards the general population than engineers and designers.   Nonetheless, I found some points interesting [...]

29 Sep, 2008

LID – Low-Impact Development

Posted by: Skylar In: Stormwater

Low-impact development is an approach to stormwater management where the watershed under post-development conditions is made as close as possible to the pre-development properties.  This requires the stormwater design to include various methods that manage stormwater quantity and quality in a natural manner.  In their article “Understanding LID”, stormh2o.com talks about the common errors in [...]


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