Sun Valley Park Drain and Infiltration System
Location: 8133 Vineland Ave, Sun Valley, CA 91352
The Sun Valley Park Drain and Infiltration System Project is a pilot project completed in 2006 by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. The project alleviates flooding in the 21-acre residential area near the project. A storm drain system along Cantara Street captures stormwater and delivers it to the park where runoff is routed through a water quality treatment and directed into two underground infiltration chambers buried beneath the soccer and baseball fields. The water is naturally filtered and recharged into the groundwater aquifer, allowing an estimated conservation benefit of 30 acre-feet per year. Vegetated swales with California native plants are also strategically placed throughout the park to treat runoff from the surrounding areas.
Funding for this project was provided by the Department of Water Resources (Local Groundwater Assistance) grant, a Proposition 12 (Murray-Hayden) grant received by TreePeople and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
Learn more about your neighborhood project here: Sun Valley Park Fact Sheet