The Russian River Storm Water Resource Plan is currently in development!
On June 30, 2016, the Russian River Watershed Association was awarded a $500,000 storm water planning grant from the State Water Resources Control Board. RRWA Staff, member agencies, and collaborators are now working together to collectively develop a Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) for the Russian River watershed!
The purpose of the SWRP is to identify and prioritize projects that improve the use of storm water as a resource and “bringing to the top” those multi-benefit projects that can best meet the identified priorities on a watershed basis. The SWRP must satisfy the requirements of Senate Bill 985 and State Water Board SWRP guidelines to establish eligibility for our local agencies and organizations to receive future State storm water grant funds.
The Russian River Watershed Association has received over 80 project concept submittals to date from stakeholders and the public for consideration by the SWRP project team. These projects are currently being evaluated for prioritization in the SWRP. Proponents received a feedback letter from RRWA on 9/1 requesting additional information. If you submitted a project and did not receive a feedback letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All project details should be submitted by 9/29. A preliminary project prioritization will be submitted to the TAC for consideration in October.