urban runoff

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When California needs to flush its stormwater out to sea — and when it doesn't

Published: 
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:55pm

As the March rains loosen more Southern California mud and fill more Northern California reservoirs, the state still flirts with drought and we still run short of water.

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Bummer: Report card says some Southern California beaches might make you sick

Published: 
Mon, 06/19/2017 (All day)

Heavy rains last winter poured billions of gallons of polluted runoff into the ocean, significantly increasing health risks at many Southern California beaches, according to Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card.

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Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff

Published: 
Wed, 12/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Water


The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards.Watching water stream under parked cars and through the gutters every time it rained made Alice Abler cringe.