The California Natural Resources Agency has awarded Indio a grant of more than 4 million dollars.
The City will use the money for its Civic Center Storm Drain Project.
Currently, Indio has no storm drains in that area of town.
Once this project is finished, it will have storm drains that connect to an underground retention system around Jackson and Marshall Streets.
The City will build a greenbelt along Marshall, with plants and 90 trees being planned.
Another 100 trees will be planted around Smurr and Oasis and Requa in the downtown Indio area.
This landscaping will capture storm water runoff.
Design takes place in 2022, with the project being built over the next 3 years.
Requa Ave at Jackson Street in Indio.
Photo from City of Indio CA