What is a SWRP?
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 nearly 100 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 to prioritize them. Additional project ideas continue to be submitted and may be included, if appropriate, without being prioritized. The final deadline for project submittal is April 23, 2018.
The Draft SWRP is now available for public review and comment and we welcome your input via the form above, or by reaching out to us at our email address. Please submit your comments as soon as possible. The comment period will close on April 23, 2018. Interim work products that have contributed to the development of this Draft can be reviewed below at any time.