Dry Well Project / Prop 84

Elk Grove Dry Wells as Low Impact Development Tool

The City of Elk Grove, Cal/EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), Willdan Engineering, and consulting hydrologists have teamed together to study the potential environmental benefits and/or risks associated with the use of dry wells as a Low Impact Development (LID) tool. The purpose of the project was to determine whether dry wells, in concert with other LID practices, are a cost-effective way to infiltrate stormwater, alleviate localized flooding, and recharge the aquifer without adversely affecting groundwater quality.  The project is located 15 miles south of the State’s capital, in Elk Grove, California, and was funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Proposition 84 (Prop 84) Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) Planning Grant.

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