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 90 project concept submittals to date from stakeholders and the public for consideration by the SWRP project team. These projects were screened based on screening criteria defined by the TAC and proponents received a feedback letter from RRWA on September 1, 2017 requesting additional information. All project details were finalized on September 29, 2017. A preliminary project prioritization was submitted to the state on November 30, 2017. The Draft SWRP is currently in development and is expected to be available for public comment in March, 2018. Interim work products can be reviewed below.