Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning for Lucas County

Project Lead: University of Toledo - Cyndee Gruden
Partner: American Rivers
Geographic scope: Lucas County, OH

Lucas County, OH, experienced 100-year flood events in 2006, 2008 and 2011. These events resulted in the degradation of valuable assets including infrastructure (buildings, bridges, outfalls), as well as water quality in recreational waters and drinking water sources. This project supports the development of green infrastructure planning and implementation in Lucas County by determining how to cost-effectively reduce stormwater run-off using green infrastructure. The Lucas County Sustainability Commission will consider the results of this project in the development of regional run-off reduction goals. This work will be facilitated by the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Task Force in the Lucas County region, which is made up of many partners, including representation from local government, non-governmental organizations, a local land bank, a soil and water conservation district, and academic partners.