Study AreaLakeside project area
(Study design)

Amity TributaryAmity Creek tributary receiving stormwater from the neighborhood. Shown after a light rain.

Final Report

The Lakeside Project Final report is now available.

Lakeside Neighborhood
Stormwater Runoff Reduction Project

(a Weber Stream Restoration Initiative 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.

lakeside rain garden

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) .