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For further information on any of the projects, email Linda Herman at linda.herman@chicoca.gov.

To learn about the remaining projects, click on the link below:

 

Low Impact Development (LID)

In conjunction with the State's Proposition 84 Grant Program, the City of Chico implemented LID practices in City parking lots, greenways, and residential/commercial areas. The projects were designed to help prevent runoff from entering Big Chico Creek. The LID projects are described below:

Site 2 - Neighborhood Rain Garden Program

This project involved 7 project sites (Chapman Neighborhood, Murphy Commons Apartment Complex, Crister and Madrone Neighborhood, Train Depot, City of Chico Airport, Fire Station #1, and City Hall). The project included installing:

  • 1,200 square feet of pervious surface
  • 10 rain gardens
  • Rain water tank and pump system
  • 2 street gardens
  • 18 downspout disconnects

Site 3 - Crister Bioswale

This project involved one project site along Vallombrosa between Crister and Madrone Avenues. The project included installing a bioswale and 2 vegetated trenches.

Project 2A - Chapman Neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapman Neighborhood project involved diverting flows from the street to a rain garden, bioswale, and street garden. The rain garden and bioswale are located in a community area for the D Street and E. 16th Street neighborhood. This neighborhood participated in the development of the Chapman Neighborhood project and helps maintain the rain garden, bioswale, and street garden.

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Project 2B - Murphy Commons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Murphy Commons project involved diverting storm water by installing downspout disconnects and using storm water by installing a rain water tank. The rain water tank is used to help water the community garden.

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Before Construction - Downspouts and Lawn:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Project 2C and Project 3 - Crister and Madrone Neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The intent of this project was to improve an existing drainage area along the sections of Bidwell Park along Vallombrosa Avenue between Crister and Madrone Avenues to reduce residential runoff pollution and turbidity generated from this neighborhood from impacting Big Chico Creek.

 

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Project 2D - Amtrak Depot Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amtrak Depot Station project involved diverting flows from the parking lot to bioswales, a rain garden, and a street garden.

 

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Project 2E - Airport Neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Airport Neighborhood project involved diverting storm water from the parking lot to pervious pavers.

 

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Project 2F - City Fire Station #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City Fire Station #1 project involved diverting storm water from impervious concrete to pervious sidewalk and converting turf to a rain garden.

 

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Project 2G - City Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City Hall project involved constructing a demonstration rain garden that included a decomposed granite walkway.

 

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Funding for these projects were provided in full or in part through the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Prop. 84), an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.