The Via Real Stormwater Project is a flood mitigation project located between Bailard Avenue and Carpinteria Creek.
The Project includes some new storm drains and upgrades existing facilities to mitigate flood hazards and improve water quality, while also providing some groundwater recharge. The existing degraded open channel at the end of Poplar will be removed and replaced with a bioretention basin, which will be planted with a California native plant palate. A new storm drain will be installed along Poplar Street and connect to the existing drainage facilities along Via Real. The existing open channel concrete v-ditch and open earthen channels along Via Real will be replaced with a series of bioswales designed to both improve water quality and aesthetics along the walkway. Existing storm drain inlets and outlets along Via Real will be upgraded, reducing flooding and improving access to the adjacent properties. The asphalt concrete sidewalk will be replaced with a new concrete sidewalk.