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A Stormwater Action Plan for Sierra Vista

The Sierra Vista sub‐watershed drains to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) and the City and region are currently withdrawing more water than is naturally replenished each year. This water deficit can be reduced through a holistic view of stormwater management within the subwatershed. Although this Stormwater Action Plan is specifically focused on the City of Sierra Vista it can serve as a guide for further adoption of Low Impact Development (LID) and green infrastructure practices throughout the Sierra Vista subwatershed.

Appendices For A Stormwater Action Plan for Sierra Vista

  • Appendix A – Hydrologic Modeling
  • Appendix B – Opportunities for Enhanced Channel Recharge
  • Appendix C – Cost Benefit Analysis Details
  • Appendix D – Sierra Vista Development Code
  • Appendix E – A Water Balance Scenario for Sierra Vista Sub‐watershed
  • Tech Memo - Buena #3 Geomorphic and Geologic Assessment
  • Tech Memo - Opportunities for recharge using grade-control structures

A Stormwater Action Plan for the Health of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro River

Watershed Management Group is working with the City of Sierra Vista to “fill the void” in the local water budget and enhance flow in the nearby San Pedro River. Taking what we’ve learned from our experiences working at homes, neighborhoods, and businesses, we applied Low Impact Development (LID) strategies across the Woodcutter Wash sub-watershed in Sierra Vista. Modeling the flow of stormwater produced at each site, and as it flows down to the San Pedro River, revealed that LID features (e.g. rain gardens) produce positive, tangible benefits when adopted on a broad scale.

Proyectos de infraestructura verde mejorar la calidad de vida en Mexico

Nuestro Ecologista Cultural Joaquin Murrieta está trabajando en Nuevo León y Coahuila, Mexico, para implementar proyectos de infraestructura verde y enseñar estas estrategias a oficiales de gobiernos municipales, consultores, y profesionales. El agua cosechada regará a árboles y plantas nativas para restaurar ecosistemas locales y mejorar la calidad de vida de la comunidad.

Infraestructura Verde para Communidades del Desierto Sonorense

En colaboración con la ciudad de La Paz, Baja California Sur, México estamos orgullosos de ofrecer en español el manual de Infraestructura Verde para Comunidades del Desierto Sonorense! Esta nueva versión incluye información e imágenes específicas para Baja California Sur.

In collaboration with Ciudad La Paz, Mexico, we're proud to offer our Green Infrastructure for Southwestern Neighborhoods manual in Spanish! This new version includes information and images specific to Baja California.

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