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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® Plus is the industry standard for draining large paved surfaces, nuisance water and other demanding applications. This patented system incorporates state-of-the-art pre-treatment technology. DESIGN Since 1974, nearly 80,000 MaxWell Systems have proven their value as a cost-effective solution in a wide variety of drainage applications. They are accepted by state and municipal agencies […]

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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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How do we stop the drain on California’s water supply? In the article, How much storm water is LA catching?, author Sharon McNary describes Southern California’s recent efforts to improve stormwater capture and what still needs to be done. In our recent blogs we’ve reiterated the urgency for California to embrace stormwater capture if they […]

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Rain has been pouring down in California this month and appears to have eased the minds of people concerned about the drought. However, as we mentioned in last week’s blog, the lack of understanding on how this all works is creating a false sense of security. More rain is great but without the proper stormwater […]

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The topic of Stormwater in California pushes onward into the new year as the newly appointed Executive Director of the San Diego Coastkeeper, Matt O’Malley, takes a stand against businesses contaminating the region with stormwater runoff. In an article by Joshua Emerson Smith, Contact Reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, we are introduced to the […]

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In March of this year we featured a five-part blog series that covered the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s exploration of groundwater management in California. Back in headlines again, a Stanford University study is recommending groundwater recharge and storage across California as an affordable solution against the drought. Echoing the benefits of MaxWell® drywells, […]

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Silicon Valley is home to some of the most modern and innovative ideas in technology. Beyond the apps and social networks are the cities that make up Silicon Valley and each have their own unique stormwater management issues. Storm drains that functioned like hidden highways in Palo Alto are showing their age but are in […]

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