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LID - Low Impact Development Case Studies

SEMCOG is actively involved in assisting our members with stormwater management activities. As part of these activities, SEMCOG developed the Low Impact Development Manual (LID) for the State of Michigan. This LID database in another step in moving LID implementation forward in Michigan. The database will provide specific information to assist communities interested in implementing various LID techniques (e.g., green roofs, bioswales, rain gardens) by providing specific case studies on these various techniques.

Click the Search button to list all projects, or provide additional information below to search for specific projects. To view projects recently added to the database, click here.

Update the database with successfully implemented projects from your local government by completing the online project entry form.

To view the complete Low Impact Development Manual click here.

Project Type
Green Roofs Search for low impact development projects by general type. Move the mouse over the project types to view more specific details about each type.
Rain Barrels, Cisterns  
Detention Basins
Catch Basin Inserts
Porous Pavement
Native Vegetation
Non-structural Practices
Rain Gardens, Bioswales, Planter Boxes
Benefits of Project
Total Project Cost
Water Quality Improvement   $0 - $999
Reduce Stormwater Runoff   $1,000 - $4,999
Groundwater Recharge   $5,000 - $9,999
Energy Efficiency   $10,000 - $49,999
Reduced Maintenance   $50,000 - $99,999
Air Quality Improvement   $100,000 - $999,999
Enhances Community Appearance   $1,000,000 and up
Location or Lead Community
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Tip: You can use keywords to search projects by project name, location, or within the project description or notes. (Ex. "watershed", "library")