This is a copy of many of the photographs we've gathered for the site, particularly those illustrating structural BMPs or specific features. Note some photographs are from external sources, references listed in descriptions. If you can't find what you're after, try checking other people's LID photograph databases. If you're seeking photographs of plant species, we've mostly linked content directly from the Wikimedia Commons.
Parking lot bioretention sharing underground reservoir with adjacent permeable paving, Edwards Gardens, Toronto, ON. Read a case study about it here.
Bioretention bump out in a dense urban setting receiving runoff via side inlet catch basin and curb openings on the walkway side of the installation.
Fairford Parkette featuring a bioretention cell retrofitted into a roadway in downtown Toronto, ON. Read a case study about it here.
Parking lot bioretention cell at IMAX corporate headquarters in Mississauga, ON. Read about the IMAX stormwater system in the performance assessment report
Streetside swale in Seattle
Bioswale located in Downsview Park, Toronto ON. with Check dams.
Grassed bioswale with Vegetated filter strips
Stormwater lagoon, Wilmhurst Road, Warwick. UK. Photo credit: Robin Stott
Dry polder northwest of Vincencov, Prostějov. Czech Republic. Photo credit: Jiří Komárek
Extended tree pits
Extended tree pit planting in USA
Photo credit: USEPA
Birch trees in parking lot bioretention 'IMAX site' Mississauga, ON
Trees in parking lot bioretention 'IMAX site' Mississauga, ON
Unmown wildflower meadow roadside filter strip/verge in Delft
Grass swale in CVC headquarters parking lot, Mississauga ON
Water distributed into a wide grass swale with a rock level spreader
Flow in this wide swale is being reduced by taller vegetation on some sections (See Manning's n)
Parking lot stormwater detention system, partially installed. Photo credit: Arbitrarily0
Contractors construct an underground soakaway on the runway extension of Taxiway Alpha as shown here Oct. 5, 2012, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Photo credit: Karen Abeyasekere
View of infiltration trench in U.S. Photo credit: Moreau1
Permeable pavers in parking bays, Mississauga ON (note inspection of bioretention occurring in the background)
Inspection wells should be located at the edges or even off the side of permeable pavement areas
Soil cells under construction.
Soil Cell installation along the Moynes and Berl Avenues on north side of The Queensway in Toronto. The picture depicts stormwater distribution pipes through the system, used to help provide water to the trees that will be later planted in the BMP feature.
Photo credit: City of Toronto
Silva Cell “top” deck prior to organic layer and screenings for pavers. Photo credit: City of Toronto
Soil Cells being installed along Edgewater Drive for Waterfront Toronto.
Photo credit: DeepRoot
Stormwater Tree Trenches at East Bayfront Promenade, Toronto.
Photo credit: DeepRoot
Seawall Soil Cells (Tree Trenches) located in Vancouver.
Photo credit:City of Vancouver
Stormwater tree trenches designed with a structural concrete pad over top of the installation.
Stormwater planters are ideal for situating alongside buildings to capture rainwater from roof runoff. LSRCA headquarters, 2017.
Stormwater planter, treating downspout runoff, at Waterview Rec Center, Philidelphia
Photo credit: PWD
Rain garden, Illick Hall, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Photo credit: DASonnenfeld
Also see Jen's Pinterest board of check dams
This curb cut has been sawn into existing concrete as part of a retrofit. Note the temporary (erosion log) and permanent stone erosion control measures in place. Mississauga Road, ON.
Curb cut into a bioretention facility in Brown Deer, WI. Stone is used to reduce erosion around the inlet area. Photo credit: Aaron Volkening
Stone lined inlet at IMAX site in Mississauga
Bioretention on residential street, with covered drain inlet (grate in the gutter) and iron grate covered overflow in the centre of the cell, Hinsdale, IL Photo credit: CNT
Curb extension on Queen Lane, in Philidelphia
Photo credit: PWD
Curb extension with Urban Tree in a tree grate, in city showcased by the U.S Department of Transportation's, Federal Highway Administration.
Photo credit: Jennifer Rosales
Boulevard with Urban Trees along the boulevard in tree grates, in Orlando, FL.
Photo credit: Design by: GAI Consultants/Kevin Aust & Contractor: UCC Group.
Schematic of Urban Trees in tree grates in a proposed traffic-calming bump-out as part of the on Columbus Av. New York City, NY. The red arrow depicts the flow of water to the stormwater tree trench system.
Photo credit: Jonathan Toner
Curb extension with planted tree in open tree pit, part of a finished soil cell system - a tree grate for safety reasons and increased aesthetic should be added. Located on Main St. Markham, ON.
Photo credit: GreenBlue Urban Inc.
Rounded 'river rock' and a series of check dams slow water from this inlet.
This forebay has a rock splash pad to slow water down before it reaches a bioswale.
Flat metal overflow with stone surround to reduce erosion around the cast concrete structure. Mississauga Road, ON
Overflow inlet for newly constructed stormwater bioretention areas in median of Bradley Road. Village of Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Bradley Road, east of 51st Street. Photo from October 2015. Constructed summer 2015.
Photo credit: Aaron Volkening
Trench drain that outlets to a bioswale at the LSRCA Office in Newmarket, ON
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