Dry Well Fact Sheets
Assessing the Risks of Using Dry Wells for Stormwater Management and Groundwater Recharge: The Results of the Elk Grove Dry Well Project
This fact sheet contains information regarding the Elk Grove Dry Well Project and its findings and conclusions.
Dry Wells – Uses, Regulations, and Guidelines in California
This fact sheet contains information regarding dry wells; and relevant regulations and guidelines in California and in other States.
Oregon's Experience with Dry Wells: The Underground Injection Control Program Oregon has one of the most robust Dry Well Programs in the United States. This factsheet describes Oregon's Program, and their roles in stormwater monitoring, construction and design, regulations and permitting, their monitoring program, and modeling the risk of groundwater contamination.
Dry Wells and The Risk of Groundwater Contamination: An Annotated Bibliography
The document summarizes scientific literature and government reports addressing the risk of groundwater quality degradation associated with using dry wells to infiltrate stormwater.
Guidance & Lessons Learned Document
This document summarizes guidance and lessons learned from the Elk Grove Dry Well Project.
Dry Wells and Groundwater Quality
Presentation to the Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority on November 13, 2013. This presentation focused on dry well studies, the underground injection control program in Portland, and details of Elk Grove’s project.
Stormwater Infiltration using Dry Wells as a Low Impact Development (LID) Tool
Presentation to the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) 2014 Conference in Seattle, Washington on June 4, 2014. This presentation focused on California’s water situation and how dry well as a low impact development tool could help reduce the effects of urbanization and use stormwater as a resource to improve water quality, provide groundwater augmentation and reduce localized flooding. Furthermore, details of Elk Grove’s dry well projects were also presented.
State Water Resources Control Board Members.
Presentation and annual tour for the Regional and State Water Resources Control Board members. Speakers at this event addressed issues related to climate change, the drought, and the ways in which dry wells might be useful as an adaptation tools, as well as reviewed the details of the Elk Grove Dry Well project. This event was held on October 1, 2014.
Pictures of the event are presented below with opening remarks from Steve Moore, State Water Resources Control Board Member (picture 1), Kelly Rivas, Field Director for Congressman Ami Bera, Senator Richard Pan, and Mayor Gary Davis, City of Elk Grove (picture 2) and project team member Barbara Washburn, OEHHA (picture 3).
Technical Advisory Committee
Presentation on project’s findings and conclusions to Technical Advisory Committee on January 17, 2017.
Final Project Summary
This report provides a snapshot of the project’s background and description, as well as tasks completed during the project. It also discusses the project findings, performance measures, recommendations, and conclusions.
This document was submitted to the State Water Control Resources Board as the final product of the Elk Grove Dry Well Project. It includes the project’s planning, design, construction, analysis, findings, conclusions and recommendations. There are two Appendices that are included with this report.
Project Assessment and Evaluation Plan (PAEP)
This report identifies project activities, tasks, goals, desired outcomes, and performance measures.
Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
This report summarizes the standard operating procedures for monitoring stormwater and groundwater.
Design Plans for Dry Well and Pre-Treatment Feature
Design plan set for dry wells and pre-treatment features at the Strawberry Creek Water Quality Basin and City’s Corporation Yard.
Design Plans for Monitoring Wells
Design plan set for monitoring wells at the Strawberry Creek Water Quality Basin and City’s Corporation Yard.