Amid rising flood risk due to climate change, here’s how Los Angeles is reimagining flood infrastructure
Southern California has gotten a lot of rain. But in Alicia Gonzalez’s Sun Valley neighborhood, she said they’ve been relatively safe when it comes to flooding. … About ten years ago, she helped rally her community together to secure funding for a retrofitting project. The project was run by multiple partners like Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County and non-profits. … In 2018, the county passed Measure W, a parcel tax that funds the Safe Clean Water Program which invests $280 million annually into stormwater capture projects and programs. So far, the program has funded more than 300 projects and studies. More than 200 of those projects improve flood protection, according to the program’s dashboard.
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