More than $80M in government funds to help flooding in California

October 15, 2021

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The California Natural Resources Agency awarded a total of $87.6 million to 26 projects that employ a mix of traditional and green infrastructure solutions to alleviate urban flooding. Photo courtesy Shutter Shock

The California Natural Resources Agency awarded a total of $87.6 million to 26 projects that employ a mix of traditional and green infrastructure solutions to alleviate urban flooding.

The City of Manhattan Beach has been awarded $5 million for its 28th street stormwater infiltration projectthe city’s project to capture stormwater runoff. Currently, stormwater outflowing at the beach can cause backflow and localized flooding during storm events.

This project will divert and capture runoff generated within 60 percent of the city’s boundaries to prevent pollutants, trash, and debris from reaching the beach and Santa Monica Bay.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been awarded $1.2 million for the LA river urban flood protection and habitat enhancement project. In partnership with California State Parks, TNC is developing a stormwater management and habitat enhancement project along the river in northeast Los Angeles.

The project will improve water quality, enhance habitat and biodiversity, increase public access to the river, and provide educational opportunities for visitors.

The other winning projects throughout southern California’s counties include:

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