Cesar Chavez Ground Water Improvement

Cesar Chavez Ground Water Improvement

Project Description

The Cesar Chavez Groundwater Improvement Project will provide ground water recharge of up to an additional 10,800 acre-feet / year of rainwater from the newly renovated Tujunga Wash to infiltrate into the Tujunga Spreading Grounds. Construction of the Cesar Chavez Groundwater Improvement Project was completed at the future site of the 41-acre Cesar Chavez Recreational Complex, which is the now-closed Sheldon-Arleta landfill.  This Proposition O project retrofitted an existing gas collection system that provided for the conveyance of methane gas from the landfill. 

Future site improvements for the Cesar Chavez Recreational Complex include baseball and soccer fields and walking trails.

Project Location

12455 Wicks Street, Los Angeles, CA  91352 in Council District 6

Project Partners

The partners for the project included the City of Los Angeles, California Integrated Waste Management Board, and Urban Development Areas Planning Grants Project.

Project Funding

Proposition O provided funding in the amount of $3,040,000 for this project. Additional funding was provided by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, Urban Development Areas Planning Grants Project and CIEP.

Photo courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers, LA District.