Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to managing stormwater runoff through development practices that mimics hydrology under natural conditions. LID not only manages stormwater, it makes communities greener and more beautiful. In native forests, when it rains most of the water evaporates or is absorbed into the ground and is then taken up by the roots of the plants and trees growing there. The process of allowing water to filter through the ground  naturally, removes many of the pollutants in the water before it reaches our rivers, lakes, and marine waters.

Skagit MRC has carried out several LID projects in the County, and created a brochure describing what LID is and examples that are found in Skagit County.


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