Here’s how Los Angeles captures and keeps all that rain to save up for next summer
All of that rain drenching Southern California this week has to end up somewhere – and LA County crews are doing their best to hold on to it for when we need it most. The county has 27 spreading grounds designed to capture rainwater and let it slowly percolate into the ground, to be stored and then drawn out for the summer. … Last winter’s intense storms kept the county’s groundwater basins well supplied. It was the county’s seventh wettest year on record in the last 150 years and more than 200 billion gallons of rainwater were captured - enough to supply 5 million people for a year.
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