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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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  • 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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  • Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices

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    Estimating Monetized Benefits of Groundwater Recharge from Stormwater Retention Practices

    Environmental Protection Agency | 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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  • 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 | 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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  • Los Angeles Basin Study

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    Los Angeles Basin Study

    Bureau of Reclamation | November 1, 2016...
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    Changing demographics, climate change, and competing interests for available water supplies all present long-term risks to the stability and reliability of the region’s...

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  • Los Angeles Sustainable Water Project: Ballona Creek Watershed

    Los Angeles Sustainable Water Project: Ballona Creek Watershed

    UCLA: Sustainable LA Grand Challenge | November 1, 2015...
    Summary

    Implementing integrated water management systems (IWM) that incorporate all components of the urban water cycle, including imported water, local groundwater, captured stormwater, greywater, and treated...

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  • Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

    Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

    Public Policy Institute of California | April 1, 2018...
    Summary

    The San Joaquin Valley—which has the biggest imbalance between groundwater pumping and replenishment in the state—is ground zero for implementing the 2014 Sustainable...

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  • Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County Residents

    Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County Residents

    Safe Clean Water Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works | November 7, 2017...
    Summary

    We live in a water-scarce area, and forces outside of our control can threaten our local water resources, including lakes, rivers and beaches. LA...

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  • Stormwater Capture in California: Innovative Policies and Funding Opportunities

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    Stormwater Capture in California: Innovative Policies and Funding Opportunities

    Pacific Institute | June 27, 2018...
    Summary

    Stormwater has traditionally been managed to mitigate flooding and protect water quality. However, its potential as a local water supply has gained recent...

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  • Stormwater Capture Potential in Urban and Suburban California

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    Stormwater Capture Potential in Urban and Suburban California

    Pacific Institute | June 10, 2014...
    Summary

    Communities throughout California are facing serious and growing threats to their ability to provide a safe, reliable supply of water. Drought, coupled with...

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  • Stormwater Capture: Enhancing Recharge and Direct Use Through Data Collection

    Stormwater Capture: Enhancing Recharge and Direct Use Through Data Collection

    Southern California Water Coalition | April 26, 2018...
    Summary

    The purpose of this 2018 white paper update is to gain a better understanding of actual stormwater runoff capture volumes, costs, benefits, and...

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  • Stormwater Funding Options Providing Sustainable Water Quality Funding in Los Angeles County

    Stormwater Funding Options Providing Sustainable Water Quality Funding in Los Angeles County

    California Contract Cities Association, The League of California Cities - Los Angeles County Division | May 21, 2014...
    Summary

    The Los Angeles region faces critical, very costly, and seriously underfunded stormwater and urban runoff water quality challenges. The Los Angeles County Flood...

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  • Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act

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    Technical Guidance on Implementing the Stormwater Runoff Requirements for Federal Projects under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act

    Environmental Protection Agency | December 1, 2009...
    Summary

    Stormwater runoff is a leading contributor to water pollution in urban and developing areas in the United States. Section 438 of the Energy...

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  • Urban Stormwater Runoff Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Urban Stormwater Runoff Management (Resource Management Strategy)

    Department of Water Resources | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    Urban stormwater runoff management is a broad series of activities to manage both stormwater and dry-weather runoff. Dry-weather runoff occurs when, for example,...

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  • Water Resilience Plan: Rapid Assessment — Preliminary Identification of Needs and Strategies with Significant Impact on the Region’s Water

    Water Resilience Plan: Rapid Assessment — Preliminary Identification of Needs and Strategies with Significant Impact on the Region’s Water

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Works | May 1, 2017...
    Summary

    This document represents one of the items set forth in the Water Resilience Work Plan presented to the Board of Supervisors in June...

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