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The West Coast LID Portal is the home of the West Coast LID Partnership. It is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for our community, providing information on funding sources, incentive programs, training opportunities, and technical resources. This site will become a virtual gathering place, with blogs, community discussion boards, and details on upcoming events.

Latest Articles

Oregon’s Eco-Logical Business Program offers certification to environmentally friendly businesses. After a certification visit, participating shops receive a shop display package, press coverage...

Effects of Urban Development on Stream Ecosystems in Nine Metropolitan Study Areas Across the United States Urban development is an important agent of environmental change in the United States. The u...

The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards. Rea...

Caltrans is currently in the process of renewing its statewide NPDES permit. The new permit language emphasizes use of LID to reduce runoff volumes. BMPs that infiltrate, capture and use, or evapotran...

Saturday October 13, 2012 / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ the Cal State Fullerton Garden Grove Center “This one-day class will provide an overview of the history and development of stormwate...

LID in the News


Fayetteville Flyer

Willow Bend affordable housing development to break ground Friday
Fayetteville Flyer
The new development, created by local non-profit organization Partners for Better Housing, will be located on a 9-acre lot on South Washington Avenue near Walker Park. The development will include a total of 80 single-family homes ranging in size from ...


Council votes to reject all bids on “GOT LID” project - The project is not doomed, but will be reworked and scaled down.
Gonzales Tribune
GONZALES – In August 2016, the members of the Gonzales City Council were given a presentation by Harris and Associates regarding the Gonzales Old Town Low Impact Development (GOT LID) project. The week before the meeting, people in the area were given ...


Stockton Record

Missed opportunity: Twin tunnels prevent genuine water solutions
Stockton Record
State leaders have almost singularly focused on building giant tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to ship water southward while ignoring the bigger picture to address California's ongoing and future water needs. ... Local communities already ...

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East Bay Times

Commentary: Twin tunnels prevent general water solutions
East Bay Times
State leaders have almost singularly focused on building giant tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to ship water southward while ignoring the bigger picture to address California's ongoing and future water needs. ... Local communities are ...
Subsidence in California, March 2015 – September 2016 - California Department of Water ResourcesCalifornia Department of Water Resources

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Glens Falls Post-Star

Report shows potential for widespread watershed development
Glens Falls Post-Star
The Lake George watershed is about three-quarters of the size of New York City and includes parts of Warren, Washington and Essex counties, encompassing 11 towns and the village of Lake George. Dowd said there are 12 communities, but one lake: “What ...


City Of Chula Vista Approves Water Stewardship Plan, Led By Haley & Aldrich, To Protect Critical Natural Resource
Water Online (press release)
“Water stewardship has become an urgent issue due to the ongoing California drought, particularly since about 85 percent of the water in the San Diego region is imported from the Colorado River and Sierra Nevada mountains.” As part of the water ...

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WaterWorld

City of Chula Vista, Ca., adopts water stewardship plan for reuse, conservation
WaterWorld
"Water stewardship has become an urgent issue due to the ongoing California drought, particularly since about 85 percent of the water in the San Diego region is imported from the Colorado River and Sierra Nevada mountains." As part of the water ...

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Report To The People
Culver City Observer
The City is cosponsoring the Screenland 5K, which will take place the morning of Sunday, February 26 throughout downtown Culver City. This Centennial related event is open to the public. Please visit http://www.screenland5K.com for more information and ...


Sacramento State University

Campus stormwater project nurtures the American River
Sacramento State University
The 24 LID (low-impact development) devices in seven locations on campus collect and filter 3.6 million gallons of stormwater annually. This helps to greatly reduce the University's impact on the American River, which runs alongside the campus. The ...


Task force discusses steps toward affordable housing on Whidbey Island
South Whidbey Record (subscription)
Yet under the regulation, new construction in Oak Harbor — and eventually all of Island County — will have to comply with the Western Washington hydrology model that's part of Puget Sound's Low Impact Development program. “The net effect of this ...

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