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  • Assessing the effectiveness of drywells as tools for stormwater management and aquifer recharge and their groundwater contamination potential

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    Assessing the effectiveness of drywells as tools for stormwater management and aquifer recharge and their groundwater contamination potential

    Science Direct | May 24, 2016...
    Summary

    Drywells are gravity-fed, excavated pits with perforated casings used to facilitate stormwater infiltration and groundwater recharge in areas where drainage and diversion of...

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  • Atmospheric rivers impact California’s coastal water quality via extreme precipitation

    Atmospheric rivers impact California’s coastal water quality via extreme precipitation

    Science of the Total Environment | June 25, 2019...
    Summary

    Precipitation in California is projected to become more volatile: less frequent but more extreme as global warming pushes midlatitude frontal cyclones further poleward...

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  • Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Clean Water, Clean Beaches Water Quality Funding Measure*

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Flood Control District | September 21, 2012...
    Summary

    The Problem: Stormwater and runoff rushes down the street, picking up trash and toxic pollutants. On a rainy day, over 10 billion gallons...

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  • Downstream Effects of Stormwater Management Basins

    Downstream Effects of Stormwater Management Basins

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) | June 1, 1979...
    Summary

    Urbanization decreases the natural storage of a watershed, which changes the timing characteristics of the runoff. Stormwater management (SWM) basins are an attempt...

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  • Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices

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    Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | February 4, 2016...
    Summary

    Stormwater impacts from development have been documented extensively in peer-reviewed literature and summarized in the National Research Council’s report titled Urban Stormwater Management...

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  • First flush analysis of urban storm runoff

    First flush analysis of urban storm runoff

    Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier | July 3, 2003...
    Summary

    Stormwater runoff was monitored on 13 separate urban watersheds, which were chosen to represent distinct types of residential and industrial development, along with...

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  • FLOOD- MAR Using Flood Water for Managed Aquifer Recharge to Support Sustainable Water Resources

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    FLOOD- MAR Using Flood Water for Managed Aquifer Recharge to Support Sustainable Water Resources

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | June 26, 2018...
    Summary

    The effects of climate change are necessitating wholesale changes in how water is managed in California.  With less water storage from snowpack, California...

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  • LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles City-Wide Overview

    LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles City-Wide Overview

    UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | February 1, 2018...
    Summary

    This report assesses the potential to improve water quality standards while integrating complementary One Water Management practices that can increase potential local water...

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  • LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles River Watershed

    LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles River Watershed

    UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | September 1, 2017...
    Summary

    The LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles River Watershed report explores the potential to improve water quality standards while integrating complementary One Water...

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  • LADWP Stormwater Capture Master Plan

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    LADWP Stormwater Capture Master Plan

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) | October 5, 2015...
    Summary

    To ensure a safe and reliable water supply for future generations of Angelenos, one of the City’s key strategies is to increase the...

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