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.
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 faciliate 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 email@example.com or (805) 772-4391 for more information.
Stakeholder Kick-Off Meetings
Stakeholder kick-off meetings for some of the TAC Areas are planned for February/March 2018. Future stakeholder meetings and public outreach meetings will be held in San Luis Obispo in June and September. Please subscribe to the mailing list to receive further announcements and updates.
TAC Area No. 7 - Salinas River
- Monday February 26, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Paso Robles City Council Chambers, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
TAC Area No. 8 - Estrella River
- Monday February 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Shandon Park Club House, 101 West Centre Street Shandon, CA 93461
TAC Area No. 1 - San Simeon/Cambria
- Tuesday February 27, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Cambria Fire Station, 2850 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA
All TAC Areas - Conference Call
- Tuesday February 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM 4:00 PM. Conference Call (800) 867-2581 Code: 9776461
TAC Area No. 2 - Cayucos/Morro Bay/Los Osos
- Wednesday February 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Fire Station, 715 Harbor Street, Morro Bay CA 93442
Call for Projects
Project proponents within the San Luis Obispo County watersheds are welcome to submit project information to be included in the region-wide Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) development. Further detailed information on the submitted projects will be requested from the project proponents.
Please submit your project information no later than Friday March 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
Questions? Please contact Larissa Clarke, Project Manager, Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 772-4391.
Meeting annoucements, plan development updates, and other information are provided via email. Click here to subscribe to the Stormwater Resource Plan Mailing List.