The Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA) is pleased to announce the development of a grant-funded Storm Water Resources Plan (SWRP) for the Russian River watershed. Public meetings will be held to discuss the SWRP and provide an opportunity for input on watershed priorities, storm water projects to be evaluated, and the prioritization of projects for future implementation.
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 RRWA agencies and many local collaborating entities plan to apply for Proposition 1 Implementation Grant Funds from the State Water Resources Control Board’s Storm Water Grant Program in 2018. The SWRP will provide the guidance and tools to support these community organizations in developing competitive projects for state-wide grant funding.