Goals of the Storm Drain Detectives
The Storm Drain Detectives program is an educational effort that hopes
to provide monthly water quality measurements and occasional toxicity
tests that can help the community understand
Lodiís storm drain impact on the Mokelumne River. The Storm Drain
Detectives will bring the condition of
Lodiís waterways and the effects that Lodiís storm drains have on
the river to the attention of the City and the
Lodi's storm drains and the community:
In Lodi's storm system,
all the rain water and yard run-off water on the street flows to a storm
drain. In general, the storm drains south of Lockeford Street flow
to the WID canal, and the storm drains north of Lockeford Street flow to
the Mokelumne River and Lodi Lake. One major exception is the
eastern portion of the city, east of Central Ave. and north of Kettleman
Lane, which also drains to the river.
These are Lodi city storm drains. Many drains in Lodi have marked with the blue and white fish symbol that reads: "No Dumping Drains to River." These signs are reminders that anything that flows into a storm drain will find its way to the Mokelumne River.
These are storm drain outfall locations along the Mokelumne River in Lodi. Water that flows off of Lodi's streets enters the river at these points.