Tag Archives: BMP

An op-ed piece by Dr. Jay Lund from the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, recounts what we should have learned from a decade of extreme weather in California. From 2012-2015, California endured one its driest years of record. Now 2017 is likely to be the wettest year on record in northern California and […]

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The MaxWell® IV is specified by more civil engineers and municipalities in Arizona than any other stormwater BMP. No stranger to Southern California, the MaxWell IV along with other drainage systems designed and installed exclusively by Torrent Resources have appeared on several green street and LID projects. NOTABLE PROJECTS: The Avalon Green Alley (Top Project […]

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California stormwater has been making news headlines non-stop since the massive rain and snowstorms they’ve received early this year. Social media was buzzing with proclamations that “the drought is over!” leading the public into a fabricated feeling of relief. In previous weeks we’ve expressed our concerns that the drought isn’t over and California still has […]

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Sacramento State is using low-impact development (LID) devices to manage stormwater and look good doing it. A beautiful, maturing rain garden and porous pavement around campus is going to collect and filter 3.6 million gallons of stormwater annually. Most importantly, the LID project will protect the American River. Previously, stormwater runoff and all of the […]

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After breaking ground in the fall of 2014, the development known as USC Village, is proceeding nicely and set for completion this coming fall. The site lies within the City of Los Angeles at the northwest corner of Hoover Street and Jefferson Boulevard, about ½ mile west of the 110 Harbor Freeway and one mile […]

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With less than a month left in office, President Barack Obama signs into law the historic Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. This new legislation will authorize California drought relief, provide aid to address lead contaminate drinking water, $10 billion in flood control, navigation beach re-nourishment, and environmental restoration projects. One of the […]

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Torrent is no stranger to the fact that California’s ongoing drought has been a hot news topic for years. It’s going to take more than a few green alley projects to change the tune from “drought” to “increased water supply”. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and TreePeople issued, “Rain to the rescue: Stormwater’s Power […]

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Today we are revisiting a recent Digital Case Study we posted on our blog back in August of 2016 to inform our dedicated following that the Avalon Green Alley South LID Demonstration Project has received a Top Project Award! The Avalon Green Alley project is one of our favorites for many reasons. Not only did […]

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  City of Palmdale using drywells as water quality BMP Historically, drywells have been used in many different ways to manage stormwater. For instance, a drywell can be used to drain away stormwater that collects in a basin or tank within a specified time period, such as 36, 48, or 96 hours. Drywells can also […]

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