Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina
Project DescriptionThe ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Center for Watershed Protection, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium were funded through a NERRS Science Collaborative grant to create a Low Impact Development Guide for Coastal South Carolina. This two-year project has provided 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.
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Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: A Planning and Design Guide
Below are PDF files of the final document completed in September 2014. Chapter 4 is included as the full chapter, and separate PDFs for each specification.
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Compliance Calculator Guidance
Soil Compost Amenedment
Watter Quality Volume Peak Discharge
Coordinating Erosion and Sediment Control with LID Planning
Adapting Stormwater Management for Climate Change
Stormwater Statutes and Regulations
Statewide Compliance Calculator ( *.xlsx) updated November 5, 2014
Maintenance Checklist (*.xlsx)
Statewide Rainwater Harvesting Calculator (*.xlsx)
County Specific Resources
Beaufort County Compliance Calculator ( *.xlsx) updated July 2015
Beaufort County Rainwater Harvesting Calculator (*.xlsx)
Town of Bluffton
Town of Bluffton Compliance Calculator ( *.xlsx) updated November 2015
Charleston County Compliance Calculator ( *.xlsx) updated July 2015
Horry County Spreadsheet Instructions (*.docx) updated July 2015
Horry County Compliance Calculator ( *.xlsx) updated July 2015
Project partners sought input and feedback from stakeholders throughout the development of the guide. *Click here* for information about previous workshops, focus groups and other ways we are staying in touch with stakeholders. The final LID workshop and official introduction to the manual will occur in three locations in South Carolina, for more information about the workshops and to sign up, please go to the CTP Events page.
Initial Project Scoping for LID Guide for Coastal SC
This project evolved out of many years of development and design professionals indicating the need for an LID Guide 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 Guide for coastal South Carolina. Information on these past efforts are available at: http://www.northinlet.sc.edu/LID/Past/
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.