ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA – In July 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Financial Assistance awarded grant funds to the City of Arroyo Grande through California Proposition 1 (the Water Bond) in the amount of $189,140.
The Stormwater Resource Plan (SWRP) for the Five Cities Area project will develop a collaborative, watershed-scale Stormwater Resource Plan to maximize groundwater recharge into the adjudicated Santa Maria Groundwater Basin. The project will also support the communities of Oceano and Grover Beach by reducing flood risk and the financial burden of stormwater management while leveraging existing joint efforts related to urban stormwater planning. The partnership includes 6 public entities, 4 of which are National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal permittees.
The project started in the third quarter of 2017 and is projected to be completed during the first quarter of 2019.
The City of Arroyo Grande is acting as the applicant and project manager, while the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District (CSLRCD), in conjunction with the Upper Salinas – Las Tablas Resource Conservation District (USLTRCD), is acting as the lead consultant and supports partners in the day-to-day plan development. San Luis Obispo County Zone 3 Flood Control District (FCD) provided the cost-share match in the amount of $189,376.
The City of Arroyo Grande continues to work closely with the County on this effort. More information on grant funds, meetings, area maps, and more can be found on the County's here: Stormwater Resource Plan.
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Teresa McClish, Community Development Director