Date of Award
Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geography and Environmental Studies
Melchiorre, Erik B.
Fryxell, Joan E.
California recently declared a state of emergency over drought followiing three years of below average rain and snowfall. There is a consensus among many involved in water supply in California for finding new sources of water, conservation, and increasing recharge to replenish the groundwater with surface water that would have been lost to run off. This study investigates the amount of stormwater that could potentially be reinvested as groundwater recharge by simply transforming selected impermeable parking lots of the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors into pervious pavement that allow water to infiltrate rather than be lost as urban runoff.
Adane, Zablon Afera, "Estimated area of impervious parking surfaces and the potential groundwater recharge increase through permeable pavement retrofit in the Chino Basin" (2010). Theses Digitization Project. 3820.