Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal SC

    The ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Center for Watershed Protection, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium are pleased to announce that they have been funded through a NERRS Science Collaborative grant to develop a Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina. This two-year project aims to provide local decision-makers with stormwater engineering specifications, land use planning resources, and site design practices that are tailored to the conditions of the South Carolina coast. Continue to check back to this page for more information as the project progresses.

  • Project Decription
  • Final Draft - July 2014

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Appendices

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Project partners will be seeking input and feedback from stakeholders throughout the development of the manual. *Click here* for information about workshops, focus groups and other ways we are staying in touch with stakeholders.

    Initial Project Scoping for LID Manual for Coastal SC

    This project evolved out of many years of development and design professionals indicating the need for an LID Manual that considers the environmental conditions of the SC coast. A number of scoping workshops, focus groups, and a survey of engineers, planners, developers, and other design professionals resulted in a formal content assessment of an LID manual for coastal South Carolina. Information on these past efforts are available at: http://www.northinlet.sc.edu/LID/Past/

    Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Blaik Keppler or Michelle LaRocco.


    The NERRS Science Collaborative is a cooperative agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of New Hampshire. For more information, visit their website.

NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System University of South Carolina Baruch Institute-USC Belle W. Baruch Foundation