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Photo Gallery of Low Impact Development (LID) in Action
With LID, residential developments are encouraged to keep trees, green space and rolling hills, instead of the clear cutting and excessive grading usually seen with conventional development.  Comparison image of LID.
 Rain Garden LID Rain Gardens look more like fancy landscaping than engineering. 
With LID, sloped parking lots allow rain water to flow into open space and be absorbed into the soil.  Parking Lot with swale
 Drypond Another LID technique is dry ponds that hold and gradually release runoff.
LID wet ponds hold and slowly release runoff.  Wet pond.
 Grass swale. LID grassy swales absorb and filter storm water from roads or parking lots.