Case study: Dual use of recreational and flood control measures, Ceres, California

Location of the case study

Ceres, California, US

Description of the application

In Ceres, California, the dual use of a recreational and a flood control facility was integrated in the design of the West Landing Community Park. Passive recreational elements, such as trails, vegetation zones or open fields, are located on the lower elevated tier, while ball fields and soccer fields are located on intermediate elevated tiers and court games and picnic areas are located on upper elevated tiers.

lessons learned

This dual use of parks and green fields for rainwater storage can cause depositions of sand, debris or trash which need to be removed. The design of the water channels and the preliminary screening of rainwater are essential.


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>1.000.000 €

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Strongly Positive

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Last modified: Sept. 12, 2016, 7:25 a.m.