Category Archives: Water Resources

Award-Winning Bio-Filtration Wetlands Improve Water Quality for City of Aliso Viejo

The City of Aliso Viejo’s (City’s) Dairy Fork wetland and habitat restoration project uses bio-filtration wetlands to naturally treat urban runoff from about 1,500 acres of mixed residential and commercial areas within South Orange County. Bio-Filtration Wetlands Best Practices Bio-filtration wetlands are the accepted best management practice for treating stormwater and urban runoff before it

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Groundwater Modeling 101 with Lindsay Swain

Lindsay Swain, a Senior Hydrogeologist in Dudek’s Auburn office, presented on groundwater modeling to a standing-room-only crowd at the fall Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) conference. The conference is a twice-yearly event for professionals in the water industry to learn about statewide water district regulations and discuss topics such as groundwater management, water rates,

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Developing Grant Applications for SGMA Groundwater Funding

Dudek’s Jane Gray is hosting a webinar Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. to discuss developing competitive grant applications for the California Department of Water Resources’ upcoming round of funding for sustainable groundwater management projects. The 45-minute webinar and Q&A session will help groundwater sustainability agencies learn about: the importance of being strategic about category

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Groundwater Sustainability Plans Require 8 Areas of Expertise

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires all groundwater basins designated as medium or high priority to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve sustainable management by 2040-2042. Basin priorities are assigned by the California Department of Water Resources based on multiple factors, including population, land use, and basin conditions. Low or very low

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GSPs Require Stakeholder Outreach

Developing groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) requires solid technical analysis and a skillful stakeholder outreach and consensus program to successfully comply with California’s newly adopted Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Water purveyors, farmers, landowners, and resource agencies must determine the right amount of groundwater production for agricultural output on thousands of acres while maintaining municipal supply

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How to Fortify Your Property to Avoid Winter Storm Damage

California’s 4-year drought may have further exacerbated rain- and drainage-related issues such as shrinking wood structures creating leak points; vegetation, debris, or sediment build-up that impedes drainage; and unnoticeable changes in upstream drainage patterns that may have downstream impacts. To protect property and structures from costly erosion and water damage anticipated due to El Niño’s

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Peter Quinlan To Co-Chair Hydrology and Law Seminar

Peter Quinlan, Dudek’s vice president and hydrogeology practice leader, is program co-chair for the “Science and Law of Water in California” seminar, taking place on Thursday, Sept. 17, in Santa Monica, CA. Peter has more than 30 years’ experience as a professional hydrogeologist. His professional responsibilities include design and supervision of groundwater contamination investigations at

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5th and 6th Graders Add Stormwater Quality to Curriculum

Students in the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) are developing and writing campus Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) as part of a year-long program. Support and enhanced education is provided by the cities of Encinitas and Carlsbad, Encina Wastewater Authority, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, and Dudek. Students Become SWPPP Interns Last year, EUSD hired Bill

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City Of Rocklin Uses Mobile App for Water Quality Monitoring

When a new state water quality permit required the City of Rocklin, California to do more pollutant testing of its stormwater system, the city turned to Dudek’s Kerata field data collection mobile app. Watch the video of Rocklin’s real-time field data collection mobile app for water quality monitoring. “All the outfalls discharging water directly into

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