The San Luis Obispo County Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) project is being administered by Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District (CSLRCD) in partnership with a Project Management Team (PMT) comprised of representatives from Upper Salinas- Las Tablas RCD (USLTRCD), the County of San Luis Obispo, and the City of Arroyo Grande. This project is a coordinated and collaborative regional effort to develop a plan for stormwater management that is watershed-based and yields multiple benefits and complies with guiding principles of regulatory agencies. The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) has adopted Stormwater Resource Plan Guidelines that provides baseline requirements for watershed-based Stormwater Resource Plans. In addition, Stormwater Resource Plans are required as a condition of receiving funding for stormwater and dry weather runoff capture projects funded partially or entirely with state funds.
Community involvement is essential in the development and acceptance of the SWRP. The PMT, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and team of consultants are conducting public meetings and outreach to community stakeholders, including local watershed groups, nonprofit organization, cities, and government agencies, and special districts to solicit community comments, feedback, and provide input on stormwater projects for San Luis Obispo County.
Stakeholders and interested members of the public are invited to become involved with the SWRP development by attending upcoming stakeholder meetings. The next meeting will be held at the SLO Library on Thursday June 7th from 9-11am.
To stay up to date on the progress of the SWRP, please visit the County’s Stormwater Resource Plan website.