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Project: Upper Amargosa Creek Flood Control, Recharge, and Habitat Restoration Project

Description: The Project includes the construction of the following elements: 1) flood protection berms consisting of soilcrete embankments between 20th and 25th Street West, 2) recharge facilities, which include diversion structures and eight spreading basins with a maximum capacity of 100 cubic feet per second (cfs) during storm events 3) a 500-foot stormwater conveyance pipe will be constructed to connect the 25th Street West storm culvert directly to the recharge basins, and 4) integration of the recharge facilities with a Nature Park at Amargosa Creek by restoring 25 acres of habitat along Amargosa Creek. The restoration efforts will include: a) removing trash from the site; b) planting native plants; c) installing a temporary irrigation system to establish newly planted vegetation; and d) removing invasive and non-desirable plant species. The project will also provide footpaths and bike paths for a safe and direct route to and from local schools for existing pedestrian traffic.

Reference Number: 3860-P1E-353

Implemented By: City of Palmdale

Objective: Manage stormwater runoff to reduce flood damage and where feasible, provide other benefits, including groundwater recharge, water quality improvement, and ecosystem restoration.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $13,483,322.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion: 8/20/2020

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution2/3/2012$6,983,322.00
Prop. 1E, Stormwater/Flood Management12/21/2011$6,500,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementStormwater Flood / Capture  


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