OCWD explains impact of capturing Tropical Storm Hilary rainfall

Oct. 2, 2023

Lisa Haney, executive director of planning and natural resources, and Adam Hutchinson, recharge planning manager, both for Orange County Water District, share how they captured 2.56 inches of rain during Tropical Storm Hilary. This increased the water storage behind Prado Dam to more than 3.4 billion gallons of water, so the two explain how they prepared for this and plans for the future. 

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Katie Johns, editor-in-chief of Storm Water Solutions and Water Quality Products, graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Johns joined the Storm Water Solutions team in September 2019. Johns also helps plan the annual StormCon conference and co-hosts the Talking Under Water podcast. Prior to entering the B2B industry, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Sarasota, Florida, and a magazine assistant editor in the Chicago suburbs. She can be reached at [email protected].

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