Public agencies are now required to develop a Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) (or functional equivalent) as a condition of receiving grant funds from a bond approved after January 2014 for storm water and dry weather runoff capture projects (Water Code section 10563). The State Water Board established guidelines on developing a SWRP:
The intent is to encourage the use of storm water and dry weather runoff as a resource to improve water quality, reduce localized flooding, and increase water supplies for beneficial uses and the environment.
Project Benefits & Criteria Survey
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is seeking your input for the benefits and criteria used to prioritize stormwater capture projects:
Please provide your input by Thursday April 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
The purpose of this survey is to gather your input to inform the development of quantitative methods for ranking projects submitted for inclusion in the region-wide stormwater resource plan. The benefits and criteria listed in the survey are intended to meet the State Water Board guidelines. After receiving your input, the TAC will evaluate which benefits and criteria are relevant and appropriate to be used to prioritize stormwater capture projects considering the scale for the whole region (San Luis Obispo county) and within each watershed group -- note: the Watershed Groups are shown as "TAC Areas" on the linked map.
The next stakeholder meetings will be
- June 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- September 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Both meetings will be held at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library Community Room, 995 Palm Street in San Luis Obispo, CA.
All members of the public are invited to participate including asking questions and providing input and feedback on stormwater resource planning efforts. The project management team will provide updates on development of the region-wide stormwater resource plan.
Meeting announcements, plan development updates, and other information are provided via email. Click here to subscribe to the Stormwater Resource Plan Mailing List.
The San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District received a grant award through the Proposition 1 [The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014] Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program administered by the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop a region-wide SWRP.
The City of Arroyo Grande received a grant award through the Proposition 1 Stormwater Grant Program administered by the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) to develop a SWRP for the Arroyo Grande Creek and Pismo Creek watersheds.
Note: The City of San Luis Obispo has completed the stormwater resource planning efforts for the San Luis Obispo Creek watershed.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been established for the development of the region-wide SWRP and includes representatives from the State Water Board, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and interested parties such as municipalities, water suppliers, local agencies, non-governmental organizations, public utilities, and regulatory agencies.
There are nine (9) TAC Areas established to facilitate stakeholder involvement and stormwater resource planning efforts.
TAC members are designated as the lead representatives for each TAC Area. Stakeholders are invited to contact the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District (CLSRCD) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 772-4391 for more information.