Low Impact Development

One of the best ways to reduce stormwater is through Low Impact Development (LID). For more information on Low Impact Development call the City of Arcata Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184 or eservices@cityofarcata.org.

For a brief overview on Low Impact Development (LID) watch this 8 minute video, Reduce Runoff: Slow It Down, Spread It Out, Soak It In, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board has an interesting 30 minute video, Slow The Flow - Make Your Landscape Act Like a Sponge, that describes what stormwater is, what it does to the environment and what you can do to reduce those impacts. Take a few minutes to watch this video and learn how to reduce your stormwater impacts!

The Low Impact Development Center offers urban design tools for Low Impact Development.