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.
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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.
At Washington State University Research and Extension Center, questions about different methods of Low Impact Development are being explored.
We offer an online training program that includes the theoretical basis for designing and maintaining LID systems.
Quantifying the Stormwater Benefits Provided by Native Trees in Urban Landscapes