Stanislaus County is teaming with the City of Modesto, a broad range of other public agencies, along with non-profit and DAC stakeholders to prepare a regional, multi-agency Storm Water Resource Plan that identifies and prioritizes multi-benefit storm water resource projects to improve regional water supply resilience and aid in the adaptation of infrastructure to climate change. A focus of the SWRP will be projects that augment groundwater recharge to address groundwater overdraft, while also enhancing flood protection, water quality, habitat, and community values. Objective criteria for project evaluation will be developed based on a county-wide assessment of storm water resources, topography, soil conditions, habitat and community needs to quantify project opportunities and benefits. The plan is being prepared in cooperation with regional IRWMPs, groundwater associations, and flood management planning groups to assure integration and maximize efficiency and benefits.
Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):