Low Impact Development (LID) for Linear Transportation Projects

Low Impact Development (LID) is a developing storm water management strategy in which you try to mimic the predeveloped hydrologic functions of an area. In doing so, LID includes features that reduce the volume and rate of storm water runoff. In reducing the amount of runoff, the hydrologic function of streams may be preserved and in some cases restored to their natural condition. The Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model (SELDM) is currently being developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and it is designed to use stochastic methods to simulate various conditions and this model can be used to estimate the potential for LID Best Management Practices (BMPs) and conventional BMPs to affect the quality, quantity, and timing of runoff. If information and statistics that quantify the effectiveness of various BMPs are available for use with SELDM decision makers will be able to address potential needs/effectiveness of these BMPs for highway-runoff discharges using a simple point-and-click interface. This research will provide quantitative measures that can be used by State departments of transportation (DOTs) to evaluated and implement best practices for utilizing LID in a transportation corridor.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $300000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Jones, Susan

    • Performing Organizations:

      United States Geological Survey

      10 Barefoot Road
      Northborough, MA  United States  01532
    • Principal Investigators:

      Granato, Greg

    • Start Date: 20110620
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140331
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29906

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01465780
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-11-X-30014
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:05PM