Project Factsheets, Presentations and Documents

Dry Well Factsheets

Dry wells - usesDry
Wells – Uses, Regulations, and Guidelines in California
This factsheet contains information regarding dry wells; and relevant regulations and guidelines in California and in other States.







Oregon Dry WellOregon'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.





Literature Review

Dry Wells An Annotated Bibliography
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
Guidance/Lessons Learned Document
This document summarizes guidance and lessons learned from the Elk Grove Dry Well Project.









Presentations

 

the risk of groundwaterThe Risk of Groundwater Quality Degradation from the use of Dry Wells:  What we know today
Presentation at the California Environmental Health Association 61st Annual Educational Symposium and at a Department of Pesticide Regulation seminar in April 2012.

dry wells and groundwater qualityDry Wells and Groundwater Quality
Presentation to the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality on April 25, 2013.  This presentation focused on results of dry well related studies performed by the USGS and the Council for Watershed Health. It also contains an overview of Elk Grove’s project.

 

dry wells and ground qualityDry 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 infiltrationStormwater Infiltration using Dry Wells as a Possible Adaptation to Climate Variability
Presentation to the 24th Annual Meeting of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (NorCal SETAC) on the on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley. The  presentation was on the use of dry wells as a stormwater infiltration tool, the risks associated with groundwater contamination, and their use as a climate change adaptation.

stormwater infiltrationStormwater 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.



Poster Presentations

fact or fictionFact or Fiction:  Is there a link between drywells and groundwater contamination?
Poster presented at the 2012 NorCal Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22nd Annual Meeting showing the results of studies conducted in Los Angeles and Modesto in May 2012.



separating fact from fictionSeparating Fact from Fiction:  Assessing the Use of Dry wells to Reduce Stormwater Runoff while Protecting Groundwater Quality in Urban Watersheds

Poster presented at the 2013 Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Urban Environment Technical and Policy Challenges Symposium, May 22-23, 2013 providing an overview of Elk Grove’s Dry Well as Low Impact Development Project.



stormwater infiltrationStormwater Infiltration using dry wells as a Possible Adaptation to Climate Variability

Poster presented at the Climate Change and the Future of Groundwater in California conference on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at UC Davis Conference Center providing an overview on Elk Grove’s Dry Well as Low Impact Development Project.

 


 Project Documents

Annual Progress reportAnnual Progress Report
This report summarizes the project’s background and description, as well as the progress of completing tasks for year 2013.  Outstanding issues and tasks are identified along with target dates.




project assessment and evaluationProject Assessment and Evaluation Plan (PAEP)

This report identifies project activities, tasks, goals, desired outcomes, and performance measures,







quality assurance project planQuality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)

This report summarizes the standard operating procedures for monitoring stormwater and groundwater.







design plans for dry well and pre treatment featureDesign 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 plansDesign Plans for Monitoring Wells

Design plan set for monitoring wells at the Strawberry Creek Water Quality Basin and City’s Corporation Yard.