Complying With CEQA’s VMT Threshold For Transportation

The passage of California Senate Bill (SB) 743 introduced vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the new recommended threshold for transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, eliminating level of service (LOS) as a CEQA threshold. The City of Pasadena (City) was among the first to update its CEQA thresholds in 2014.  The…

Advanced Modeling Identifies Storm Drain Solutions

Cities in the Coachella Valley have a history of dealing with damaging summer flash floods. Intense thunderstorms can dump several inches of rain in a short time while runoff rushes from the nearby San Jacinto Mountains into the lowland flats where the cities are built. The City of La Quinta suffered back-to-back damaging summer storms…

Developing Bid Documents for CIPP Sewer Rehab

Many cities whose sewer systems were constructed in the first half of the 20th century are plagued by sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) due to long-neglected root intrusion and pipe defects. To combat this, sewers can be rehabilitated using trenchless cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining. This    , and with far less public and environmental impact. Producing Thorough…

City Of Rocklin Uses Mobile App for Water Quality Monitoring

  When a new state water quality permit required the City of Rocklin, California to do more pollutant testing of  its stormwater system, the city turned to Dudek’s Kerata field data collection mobile app. Watch the video of Rocklin’s real-time field data collection mobile app for water quality monitoring. “All the outfalls discharging water directly…

Getting California Groundwater Projects Funded

  Water agencies considering applying for federal WaterSMART grants for groundwater recharge and banking projects in the Fall of 2014 can be encouraged by the program’s recent awards supporting California groundwater projects. Funded projects included: The Fresno Irrigation District receiving $1 million toward development of a new 60 acre groundwater recharge basin as part of…

Mobile GIS For Better Managing Urban Forests (video)

  Dudek’s urban forestry practice manager Michael Huff explains how a real-time mobile GIS app makes managing urban forests more efficient and cost-effective.  [VIDEO] Gathering and distributing GIS field data traditionally has been a complex, lengthy and manual process. Now, Dudek urban foresters use the Kerata real-time mobile data management application to collect data more…

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