In 2016 the Sonoma County Water Agency was awarded a $484,627 storm water planning grant from the State Water Resources Control Board’s Storm Water Grant Program. Water Agency staff along with other agencies and watershed partners are now working together to collaboratively develop Storm Water Resource Plans (SWRP) for the Petaluma River Watershed and the Sonoma Creek Watershed. Senate Bill 985 (Pavley, 2014) requires that in order for entities to be eligible for any future state funds from voter approved bond measures for storm water projects they must develop compliant Storm Water Resource Plans to guide project selection and implementation.
A Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP) is a non-regulatory, watershed based and stakeholder driven plan that builds on local storm water management objectives and identifies and prioritizes projects that capture, treat or reuse storm water runoff. These projects must provide at least two benefits which may include environmental enhancement, flood protection, groundwater recharge, water quality improvement or recreational opportunities.
Seeking your input and comments on the draft final plan. This version contains edits and responses to comments received from public and Technical Advisory Committee on the Public Draft SWRP. See links to download draft final SWRP documents below. Review period for all parties closes November 30, 2018. Please direct questions and comments to: Susan Haydon, SWRP Project Manager. Susan.Haydon@scwa.ca.gov or (707) 547-1937
Led by the City of Ukiah, a Russian River Storm Water Resource Plan is being developed by the Russian River Watershed Association. The Water Agency is a collaborating partner.
Thank you for your interest and involvement!
Email: Susan Haydon, Project Specialist, email@example.com
Phone: (707) 547-1937
Please use this form to submit a multi-benefit project to be considered for inclusion in the Southern Sonoma SWRP. Projects must be submitted by Dec. 8th for consideration. Helpful information can be found in the Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines.
TAC meetings are open to the public
TAC Meeting 4, January 17, 2018
City of Petaluma Offices, 202 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma
TAC Meeting 3, September 20th, 2017
Valley of the Moon Water District Boardroom, 9:30-11:30AM
TAC Meeting 2, July 26th, 2017
City of Petaluma Offices, 10:00-12:00PM
TAC Meeting 1, February 27th, 2017
Joint kickoff for Southern Sonoma and Russian River SWRPs
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, 9:00-11:00AM
Please contact Susan Haydon at (707) 547-1937 or by email Susan.Haydon@scwa.ca.gov.