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Project: Ventura County Storm Water Capture for Groundwater Recharge - Construction Project

Description: County of Ventura proposes to capture stormwater from 123 acres in the County unincorporated community of Piru. With only minor modifications to the existing storm drain system, about 39 acre feet per year (AFY) of runoff will be captured. The captured runoff will be transported to the northern 26 acres of the existing but inactive United Water Conservation District (UWCD) Piru Spreading Grounds and result in approximately 25 AFY recharge to the Piru Groundwater Basin. The spreading grounds have been idle since 2008, but UWCD has been providing sufficient maintenance for effective infiltration. The project will result in long-term sustainable replenishment of water supply for the Piru community, an EDA/DAC. The project will reduce stormwater pollution to Piru Creek which is subject to Santa Clara River Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load and Municipal Stormwater Permit requirements. Educational outreach will be provided including project sign and presentations for Piru residents.

Reference Number: 3940P01D1612667

Implemented By: County of Ventura

Objective: Recharge 25 AFY into the groundwater aquifer.

Type: Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $408,411.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 10/31/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Ventura

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Multibenefit Stormwater Management Projects12/4/2019$408,411.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementOther  

Water Action Plan Target

Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description


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