Stormwater Runoff Reduction Project
UMD scientists, city utilities staff, and local environmental engineers have
teamed up with homeowners in Lakeside to determine the best ways to reduce
stormwater runoff from a Duluth residential neighborhood. This project will
investigate the techniques that reduce runoff the most and their ease of maintenance
for homeowners. The ultimate goal is to use what works best to reduce runoff
contributing to problems in Amity Creek and other sensitive streams in the region.
Project leaders are Chris Kleist, Duluth Utilities and Dr. Valerie Brady,
Natural Resources Research Institute and Minnesota Sea Grant.
Click on the image to see Rich Melvin, homeowner in Lakeside neighborhood, comment on installation and use of rain gardens at his home (video).
Another video on the St Louis County website features some of the Lakeside rain gardens (opens new page) .