The City Council awarded a contract to NV5 to update the Town-wide Drainage Master Plan. Their tasks were to identify drainage problems, develop a hydraulic model, assess Regional Water Quality Control Board permit compliance and develop a list of improvements and propose priorities for their implementation.
The previous Master Plan was prepared by Nolte Engineering in 2001. Since that time, a number of requirements have been adopted in order to comply with permit conditions mandated by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board pursuant to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
Despite the lack of significant rainfall in the past several years, it is important to assess the effectiveness and condition of the Town’s drainage facilities periodically and to analyze the Town's ability to handle storm water runoff from both quantity and quality perspectives. It is important to note that many of the improvements to handle runoff proposed in the 2001 Master Plan Report have been implemented since