Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP)
Russian River Watershed Association

The Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA) is a coalition of eleven cities, counties and special districts in the Russian River Watershed that came together in 2004 to coordinate regional programs for clean water, habitat restoration and watershed enhancement. 

West Yost is assisting RRWA in meeting the primary objectives of their Prop 1 grant to develop a regional Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) for the entire Russian River Watershed. The SWRP will identify projects that maintain and restore pre-development hydrology and improve water quality by limiting pollutants carried in stormwater runoff from entering local waterways and encourage the use of green infrastructure practices to manage stormwater runoff.

Project includes:

  • Collaborating with the community to develop, implement, and complete a watershed-wide SWRP including all mandated plan elements and a prioritized list of implementation projects;
  • Utilizing implementation projects to demonstrate and educate the local and regional community on the importance of stormwater management and the benefits of Low Impact Development practices; and
  • Reducing stormwater volume and pollutant loading in stormwater runoff.