Green Solutions Project - Reports & Maps

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CCS’ Groundbreaking Findings – Green Solutions Studies, 2008-2013

CCS integrates the strategic use of lands in public ownership and the natural functions of plants and soils to create a practical method for capturing and reusing stormwater and dry weather runoff on a watershed scale.

Upper L.A. River Watershed, Phase III

Los Angeles County

A Prioritized Approach to Selecting Runoff Capture Projects

 

Summary of Findings

  • 268 priority Green Solution project sites on public vacant, school & college lands
  • Runoff from up to 20 square miles would be captured and cleaned 
  • Create over 1,000 acres of new "smart" parks, habitat and open space Improve water quality in 96 miles of the Los Angeles River and tributaries, San Pedro Bay and coastal waters 
  • Improve water quality in 96 miles of the Los Angeles River and tributaries, San Pedro Bay and coastal waters

 

Concept Site Designs

Santa Monica Bay Watershed, Phase II

Los Angeles County

 CCS’ Innovative Road Map to Improve Water Quality in Santa Monica Bay

  • Quantified approach to naturally clean polluted runoff
  • Cutting-edge digital technology Evaluate existing public lands for conversion
  • Create network of new "smart" parks, habitat and green open space lands
  • Evaluate water quality, conservation and community needs
  • Help public agencies meet polluted runoff clean-up goals

 

Maps and Example Concept Site Designs