Oklahoma Low Impact Development

Oklahoma Low Impact Development

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Low Impact Development (LID) is a comprehensive land planning and engineering design approach with a goal of maintaining and enhancing the pre-development hydrologic regime of urban okielogo.JPGand developed watersheds.  The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service has a goal of providing information and design aids related to low impact development that will make an impact on stormwater management in Oklahoma. 

This website is continually evolving, so feel free to email Jason Vogel, Stormwater Specialist in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, with your comments or suggestions.  Thanks!

Storm Drains are for Rainstormdrain

The OSU LID Program is teaming with Tulsa Partners, Inc. to share monthly key messages about disaster preparedness. This month's message message is "Storm Drains are for Rain". Pouring or disposing of anything other than storm water into a storm drain is illegal, pollutes local waterways and can cause localized flooding.  Never pour or place anything into storm drains. Tulsa’s storm drains convey water to local waterways . Pouring motor oil or other chemicals down the drain can kill fish and wildlife living downstream. Putting leaves, grass clippings or other waste down drains clogs storm drains and requires the city to spend more money to clean them out - which is an added expense to taxpayers. If  leaves or debris are blocking a storm drain or if you witness illegal dumping, please call the City of Tulsa Customer Care Center: (918) 596-2100 to report it, because it can be dangerous and damaging. Let’s keep our local waterways clean and free flowing. For more information, go to https://www.cityoftulsa.org/environmental-programs/stormwater-quality.aspx

Oklahoma Low Impact Development database

Click on the picture below to check out the beginning of a database of LID practices in Oklahoma and the world.  If you would like your LID implementation in the database, email Jason Vogel with your site description, location (latitude and longitude), type of LID practice, date of project completion and a photo.  The database does not work well on Internet Explorer, but works very well using Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.



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