Low Impact Development (LID) practices are storm water management systems which integrate natural components to collect, to store, and to remediate storm water while minimizing environmental disturbance. LID systems such as wetlands, detention basins, water harvesting/reuse, vegetated swales, porous pavement among others offer solutions to conventional storm drainage systems that address storm water quality and improve groundwater recharge. The city of Flagstaff, Arizona requires LID practices to be implemented on any site where storm water detention is required. The purpose of this project is to design a soil matrix comprised of locally available materials that can effectively retain and remediate storm water according to local and federal standards and the City of Flagstaff LID system guidelines.

Contact Information


Mark Lamar

Email: Mark.Lamer@nau.edu

Technical Advisor

Adam Bringhurst

Email: aab79@nau.edu



Meshal Alomar

Major: Civil Engineering

Email: ma2464@nau.edu


Abdulrahman Alsubiei

Major: Environmental Engineering

Email: aaa566@nau.edu


Daniel’le DeVoss

Major: Environmental Engineering

Email: dad327@nau.edu


Rebeca Robles

Major: Civil Engineering

Email: rr829@nau.edu