SCCWRP has been asked to participate in a national study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development evaluating whether low impact development (LID) solutions for improving runoff water quality have led to improvements in stream water quality.
In November, SCCWRP began identifying stream sites across Southern California that are the intended beneficiaries of these green infrastructure solutions. LID solutions, including pervious pavement, treatment wetlands, rain barrels and bioswales, are designed to retain and filter runoff before the runoff enters streams and other receiving waters.
Researchers will conduct bioassessments at the sites to quantify ecological condition; field sampling will begin in spring 2019.
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