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!


Click on this link to download the files from the LID Optimization workshop at the 2016 EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference.


Dr. Jason Vogel throws out the first pitch at the Tulsa Drillers game on July 6

On July 6 the City of Tulsa Stormwater Quality department invited Dr. Vogel to throw out the first pitch at the Tulsa Drillers baseball game when they sponsored 'Bark in the Park' and encouraged pet owners to pick up their pet waste. It was very fun. Here is the video of the pitch. It made it to the plate! 

Tulsa Partners Monthly Key Message

The OSU LID Program is currently partnering with Tulsa Partners, Inc. to share monthly messages about stormwater and resiliency. August's Key Message isTulsa has a long history of flooding

Although it has been many years since Tulsa has experienced a major flood disaster, the dangers of another flood or severe weather event should not be ignored. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if your home is located in a high-risk flood zone, there is a 26 percent chance it will flood during the life of a 30-year mortgage. Unfortunately, most homeowner’s insurance does not cover damage from floods. You can protect your home and the contents of your home with flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Luckily, City of Tulsa residents receive a 40% discount on flood insurance rates for homes located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and a 10% discount for other properties. For more information on the importance of flood insurance, visit www.tulsapartners.org/tpi/march-key-message-2/ 

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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