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Potential Pilot Projects Identified by Interested Parties

The State Water Board received input from interested parties and Regional Water Board staff asking that specific projects be identified as pilot projects in support of one or more goals of the Storm Water Strategy. These potential projects, organized by region, are summarized in the attached table based on the information provided.


RB/SW * PROJECT CITY COUNTY WATERSHED PROPONENT PARTNERS DESCRIPTION OBJECTIVES PROGRESS UPDATES
R2 Watershed Planning Reasonable Assurance Analysis and Capitol Improvement Planning Region-wide Multi-County San Francisco Bay Region Watersheds David Smith, U.S.EPA San Francisco Bay Region

State Water Board
Develop guidance for watershed planning, reasonable assurance analysis and integration into capital improvement planning to assist both Water Board and municipalities in long term planning and compliance evaluations. Supports Objective 3, establish permit pathways to assess storm water programs and meet water quality requirements.
R3 Develop guidance on the use of dry wells for enhanced stormwater infiltration and groundwater augmentation Region-wide Multi-County   Dominic Roques, Central Coast Region Central Coast Water Board Dry wells are a key management tool for allowing storm water runoff to recharge groundwater supply.  Contractor is developing engineering details and specifications for a bioretention/dry well combination design. Through development of the technical specifications, potential barriers to widespread use of storm water dry wells have been identified, including concerns related to groundwater contamination and requirements for dry well regulation in California Supports Objective 1, increase storm water capture and use through regulatory and non-regulatory approaches
R3 Municipal Stormwater Permitting Support Project Region-wide Multi-County Central Coast Region Watersheds Dominic Roques, Central Coast Region Phase II Permittees Develop technical guidance to support storm water program effectiveness analysis and adaptive management strategies. Tools and guidance includes instruction for (1) delineating urban catchments,(2) estimating baseline pollutant loads, (3) evaluating relative spatial risk and (4) quantifying load reductions associated with water quality improvement actions Supports Objective 3, establish permit pathways to assess storm water programs and meet water quality requirements
R4 Mayfair Park Water Capture Project City of Lakewood Los Angeles Los Cerritos Channel Watershed Richard Watson, RWA Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood, Long Beach, Paramount, Signal Hill, and LA County Flood Control District Capacity of 14.6 acre-feet with estimated annual capture of 710 acre-feet in an average year. Cooperative Implementation Agreement with Caltrans Supports
Objective 1, increase storm water capture and use through regulatory and non-regulatory approaches, and

Objective 3, establish permit pathways to assess storm water programs and meet water quality requirements.
  • Construction to start in May 2018.  Expected completion in August 2019
R4 Caruthers Park Water Capture Project City of Bellflower Los Angeles Los Cerritos Channel Watershed Richard Watson, RWA Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood, Long Beach, Paramount, Signal Hill, and LA County Flood Control District Will capture water from the Los Cerritos Channel and Lower San Gabriel River Watersheds.  Estimated average capture of 780 acre-feet/year Supports

Objective 1, increase storm water capture and use through regulatory and non-regulatory approaches, and

Objective 3, establish permit pathways to assess storm water programs and meet water quality requirements.
  • Being Designed
  • Expected completion in March 2020
R5 South County Agriculture Water Recycling Program   Sacramento Consumnes and Sacramento Rivers Terrie Mitchel, Sacramento Regional Sanitation District   Project will provide 50,000 acre-feet per year of recycled water and offers multiple benefits, such as groundwater recharge and storage, irrigation of agricultural and habitat lands with recycled water in lieu of continued groundwater pumping; and restoration and preservation of riparian habitat along the lower reaches of the Consumnes River Supports Objective 1, increase storm water capture and use through regulatory and non-regulatory approaches

Note: To access project summary 1.)Create an account 2.)Search for Project Name: “South Sacramento County Agriculture and Habitat Lands Recycled Water Program – Phase 4 Project”.

SW Evaluation of Zinc Sources in Urban Runoff       California Storm Water Quality Association & State Water Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Project to work with the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) through their Safer Consumer Product Regulations petition process to add zinc to the DTSC Candidate Chemical List or zinc products contributing to urban runoff to the DTSC Priority Products List Supports Objective 6, increase source control and pollution prevention This Potential Pilot Project has been merged with Project 6b.
R9 San Juan Aquifer Storage Recovery Project San Juan Capistrano Orange San Juan Don Bunts, Santa Margarita Water District South Coast Water District

City of San Juan Capistrano

City of Dana Point

City of Rancho Santa Margarita

Orange County Department of Public Works

City of Mission Viejo
Utilizing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund low-interest loan program to construct three inflatable weirs within the San Juan Creek and the Arroyo Trabuco Creek to promote in‐stream recharge capability of the San Juan Basin aquifer by acting as detention facilities for both dry weather and wet weather flows. Establish Financially Sustainable Stormwater Programs San Juan Watershed Project Preliminary Design Report

* RB/SW:

R2 - San Francisco Bay (Region 2)
R3 - Central Coast (Region 3)
R4 - Los Angeles Region (Region 4)
R5 - Central Valley Region (Region 5)
SW - Statewide



 
 

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