Implementation of Storm Water Management Programs in the California Land Development Process

by Walter E. Sadler, Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc, Sacramento, United States,
Kenneth V. Payne, Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


One of the most powerful and encompassing tools for introducing storm water management programs to land development is through California's general plan process. California cities and counties must adopt their own general plan and land development regulations for the physical development of their municipalities. As a policy document, the general plan serves as a guide for planning objectives and goals within specified categories of the plan. The general plan can become a jurisdictional tool for development and implementation of storm water management programs, as policies and regulations can be introduced to development proponents and their representatives during the planning stages of development. By conditionally approving development projects, a municipality can require compliance with the general plan.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Land use | Water management | Laws and regulations | Urban and regional development | Local government | Storm sewers | Urban areas | California | United States

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