The primary objective of the Temescal Canyon Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Project is to remove bacteria and other pollutants from urban runoff and keep them from reaching Will Rogers State Beach and the adjacent coastal waters.

The project, along with other approved Prop O projects, will assist in complying with the Santa Monica Bay Beaches Wet Weather Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) while making our beaches and bay waters safer and healthier places.

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Project location: In and adjacent to Temescal Canyon Park in Pacific Palisades, near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road.

A stormwater pre-treatment facility will remove trash, debris, coarse sediment, oil, and grease prior to downstream treatment of stormwater at the Hyperion Treatment Plant.

All new equipment and facilities will be designed to maximize the amount of treatable dry and wet weather stormwater flows. As a result most – if not all – of the stormwater from this watershed will be kept out of the drain that flows into Santa Monica Bay at Will Rogers State Beach.
This first phase of work will begin in late 2009 and be completed in late 2010.
Following the first phase of work, a disinfection system will be built to allow a portion of the treated water to be locally reused for landscape irrigation.
Total budget: Estimated at $15.9 million (paid for by Proposition O Clean Water Bond funds)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Project Outreach Coordinator at (877) 700-3069.


The proposed project description and design are preliminary and subject to change as geotechnical and other site studies progress.

If you have questions or comments, please call the outreach coordinator at (213) 978-0333. The project description, concepts and design are preliminary and subject to change.