Long Beach storm drains

City Prepares For Powerful Storm; Sand Bags Available

stormy-weather A powerful Pacific storm is bearing down on Southern California this week, and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts. City crews are preparing for the storm with a coordinated, multi-department response by clearing thousands of catch basins; cleaning and testing 26 pump stations; fortifying sand berms on the beach; installing debris booms to prevent trash from entering the marina areas; maintaining storm run-off culverts on the beaches; installing plugs in the Naples sea wall to prevent flooding, as appropriate; deploying additional staff, including Swiftwater rescue teams, and equipment; and closely monitoring the situation. 

City Urges Residents to Be Prepared for Powerful Pacific Storm

rain-clouds A powerful Pacific storm is bearing down on Southern California, following a weekend of scattered rain, and snow in the mountains. City crews are preparing for the storm with a coordinated, multi-department response by clearing thousands of catch basins; cleaning and testing 26 pump stations; fortifying sand berms on the beach; installing debris booms to prevent trash from entering the marina areas; maintaining storm run-off culverts on the beaches; installing plugs in the Naples sea wall to prevent flooding, as appropriate; deploying additional staff, including Swiftwater rescue teams, and equipment; and closely monitoring the situation.

Heal the Bay Annual Beach Report Card Grades Long Beach 86% ‘A’ and ‘B’ For Water Quality

beach-water-ocean The City of Long Beach received 86 percent “A” and “B” grades for water quality, a 10 percent improvement over the previous year and a 16 percent improvement over the 5-year average, according to the Heal the Bay 2014 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today.

City Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Improve the Water of Beaches and Coastline

grant-money The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Program to reduce the amount of bacterial pollution and contaminated stormwater runoff from reaching the coastline.

$10 Million L.A. River Regional Stormwater Clean-Up Project Complete

la-river-long-beach250x250 An innovative regional environmental project to prevent hundreds of tons of trash from reaching the Long Beach coastline has been completed. The collaborative project, funded by $10 million in Federal Stimulus funds, involved the City of Long Beach and 15 upriver cities working together as the Los Angeles Gateway Authority.

Long Beach Beaches Earn High Marks From Heal the Bay

Photo by Ruth L Photo by Ruth L On Tuesday, Heal the Bay released its report of beach water quality, with Long Beach receiving excellent marks for its beach water quality. Water quality in Long Beach showed “dramatic improvement,” with all beaches receiving an “A” grade except for one “B” at Mother’s Beach from the Heal the Bay 2011 End of Summer Beach Report Card.

El Dorado Nature Center to Host California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17

Restoration Projects under way The community is invited to help clean up our beaches and wetlands, during the 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 17, from 9 am to 12 pm.

Start of Los Angeles River Stormwater Clean-Up Project Announced

los-angeles-river Stormwater Clean-Up Project Photo by PlasticPollution The Gateway Authority and the City of Long Beach announced today the start of construction on the LA Gateway Cities Catch Basin Insert Project. Lauded as a major environmental project that will help 16 cities prevent more than 840,000 pounds of trash each year from entering the Los Angeles River, the $10 million project is the LA Gateway Region’s first State Water Board certified retrofit effort.

Completion of Arlington storm drain project capped with ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday

long-beach-city-seal The City of Long Beach is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of a new storm drain system that will alleviate flooding in the Arlington neighborhood, which has experienced severe flooding at least seven times during the past 20 years.

Spring Street repairs begin using federal stimulus funds

construction on spring street (Reposted from an email sent out by Councilmember Gerrie Schipske to 5th District residents) Long Beach was able to secure federal stimulus dollars to fix infrastructure in several parts of the City. The 5th District is seeing the results of these monies with the wholesale repair of Spring Street from the westside of Long Beach to the Orange County border.

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