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LID Projects

Research is an integral part of the LID program. LID practices are a relatively new and evolving science proving to be a crucial component for the health of Washington State’s waterways as our population and land development increase.

Read below for more information about research currently in progress.

Noteworthy News

Recent Updates

December 06, 2022

Biochar and Fungi Present Exciting Bioretention Possibilities

October 04, 2022

Local Road Stormwater Retrofit RFP Out- due November 9th

October 04, 2022

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Bioretention Longevity

Very little information is available on the long-term performance of bioretention for treatment of stormwater runoff. Additionally, it is unknown what depth of bioretention is necessary to provide long-term treatment. This project is designed to assess the chemical and biological performance of up to 5 depths of bioretention over 10 years.

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Column Study

At Washington State University Research and Extension Center, questions about different methods of Low Impact Development are being explored.

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Idea School

We offer an online training program that includes the theoretical basis for designing and maintaining LID systems.

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Low Impact Development: Our Projects