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What is Low Impact Development?

Low Impact Development is an innovative stormwater management approach with a basic principle that is modeled after nature: manage rainfall at the source using uniformly distributed controls. The goal is to mimic a site's predevelopment hydrology by using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, and detain runoff close to its source. You may have heard of "rain gardens" or even using rain barrels, these techniques are examples of LID, please explore this section of our website to learn more!

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The GLRC hosted a series of low impact development presentations from local experts.

Topics included (click on the topic to see the presentation):

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GREENING MID-MICHIGAN PROJECT - USING LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT A LOCAL GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE VISION!!

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Please view the GLRC Low Impact Development Introductory Resource Guide. Also be sure to review more information about Low Impact Development by clicking on the navigation tabs to the left or here:

Local LID Michigan LID
National LID LID Evaluation

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