Stroud Water Research Center’s “Model My Watershed”
Search for your school or home using the Satellite basemap layer, and draw the area you want to look at. Add “Changes to the Area” and “Compare” what happens when you add “Conservation Practices” such as green roofs, veg basins (also known as bioswales), porous paving, and more to your school or home. Use the “Site Storm Model” to create different conservation and development scenarios, and to compare human impacts of these scenarios.
This resource has the potential to be really useful for students participating in the WaterWise Challenge, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. If you would like a member of our Community Programs team to introduce this resource to your classroom via an in-person visit or Skype call, please email us at email@example.com to schedule an introduction.
Stroud Water Research Center’s “Model Micro Site Runoff”
See how land use and soil together determine whether rainfall infiltrates into the soil, runs off into streams, evaporates or is transpired by plants through Modeling Micro Site Runoff for your house, school, or neighborhood:
Collect Your Own Stormwater Data!
Observe and collect information about water runoff on your school property using the “Schoolyard Follow the Drop” lesson plan.
Google Earth Engine Timelapse
Discover how the surfaces of your city have changed between 1984 and 2016 using Timelapse.
Chino Basin Water Conservation District’s Stormwater Retention & Pollution Prevention Strategies
Orange County Beach Water Quality Reports:
How many days were there beach closures last year? What kind of bacteria and other stormwater pollution was found in the ocean this past year? Find the answers to these questions and more in the Orange County Beach Water Quality Report.
Evaluating Chino Basin Aquifer Recharge Sources. Data from the Chino Basin Watermaster.
Learn how stormwater plays a role in recharging our groundwater supplies by checking out the data below about the recharge sources of Chino Groundwater Basin.
Annual Recharge Sources
Every month, SoCal residents contribute to stormwater pollution by...
- Dropping cigarette butts on the ground more than 915,000 times
- Dropping litter on the ground or out a car window more than 830,000 times
- Throwing items in the gutter or down a storm drain more than 280,000 times
- Hosing leaves or dirt off a driveway or sidewalk into the street more than 420,000 times
- Washing off paint brushes under an outdoor faucet more than 130,000 times
- Spraying the garden or lawn with pesticide more than 210,000 times
- Walking a dog without picking up the droppings more than 82,000 times
Data from Peregrin Research Group.
How is land used in our groundwater basin?
Data from the National Land Cover Database, 2011.
How does water infiltrate through soils in our groundwater basin?
Data from Natural Resource Conservation Service Web Soil Survey.
What is our local groundwater basin?
Chino Groundwater Basin provides over half of the drinking water for the region depicted in the map below.
Typical Rainfall Patterns in Our Groundwater Basin
Data from National Weather Service.