The Whitnall Gardens is a pilot project being developed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The project site is located immediately south of the Whitnall Powerline Easement Project, and as such, is designed as a small-scale pilot project to serve as a demonstration to other potential projects in the San Fernando Valley which share similar soil characteristics. The objectives of the Whitnall Gardens project include the reduction of local flooding, groundwater recharge, and enhanced open space opportunities. The project will be designed to capture stormwater runoff at the northwest corner of the lot, where large flows typically accumulate. An underground culvert box will direct some of these flows through the gutters along Whitnall Highway and into an infiltration basin for groundwater recharge. Any excess stormwater will be routed to a nearby storm drain.
The Whitnall Gardens Project is currently in the design phase and is being designed by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation. The construction cost for the project is preliminarily estimated to be $1.3 million. Project partners and supporters include the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation.
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