Creek Master Plan
Creek Master Plans - Appendices
- Appendix A - The Planning Process
- Appendix B - Creek Dreams: Expanding the Vision
- Appendix C - Cultural Resources Assessment
- Appendix D - Natural Resources Habitat Assessment
- Appendix E - Recreation, Access, and Transportation Project Details
- Appendix F - Hydrologic Assessment
- Appendix G - Santa Rosa Creek Design Guidelines
- Appendix H - Pierson Reach Restoration Concept Plan
- Appendix I - Roseland Creek Restoration Concept Plan
- Appendix J - Upper Colgan Creek Restoration Concept Plan
- Appendix K - Lower Colgan Creek Restoration Concept Plan
- Appendix L - Preliminary Cost Estimate
- Appendix M - Funding Opportunities
- Appendix N - Resolutions From Local Governing Bodies
Creek Master Plan
The Creek Master Plan recommends habitat preservation, enhancement, restoration projects, and improvements to the creek-side trail system, presented conceptually and specifically by watershed. Project recommendations are based on community input, literature reviews, and extensive field survey work. Our local creeks have the potential to enhance our hearts, our minds, our health, our connections to each other and with the natural world. It is up to all of us who live, work, and play in Santa Rosa to each do our part to help make the vision expressed in this Plan become a reality.
Groundwater Master Plan
In October 2011, the City initiated the development of a Groundwater Master Plan to provide direction and recommended policies on Santa Rosa’s use of current and future groundwater resources for both peaking and emergency supply. The City hired West Yost Associates to develop the Master Plan which provides recommendations for emergency groundwater supply, development of a key well monitoring network, summary of all of the groundwater data the City has developed in one central document, evaluation of the feasibility of aquifer storage and recovery, development of a key well monitoring network to help establish and track baseline groundwater conditions, and recommended groundwater policies for the Board of Public Utilities and City Council’s consideration.
The Groundwater Master Plan includes recommended groundwater policies designed to promote
The Groundwater Master Plan encompasses the City's Urban Growth Boundary, however, the exact location of future emergency groundwater wells and test wells is not currently known. Several areas within the City's Urban Growth Boundary are included on lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code related to hazardous waste sites. The Mitigate Negative Declaration includes mitigation measures designed to reduce impacts to less than significant, for any wells located near a hazardous waste site.
The City of Santa Rosa Groundwater Master Plan Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring Program and the Groundwater Master Plan was adopted by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) at a public meeting on September 19, 2013.
Incremental Recycled Water Program Master Plan
The purpose of the IRWP Program and the Master Plan is to provide treatment, reuse and disposal of recycled water in a reliable, practical manner that provides the best use of water resources, while protecting public health and the environment. Thus, the City's purpose for the Program is not only to dispose of recycled water, but to do so in a manner that maximizes reuse opportunities particularly where recycled water will increase the availability of potable water supplies.
The State of California adopted the Recycled Water Policy in 2009 that requires Salt and Nutrient Management Plans (Plans) be developed to manage salts, nutrients, and other significant chemical compounds on a watershed- or basin-wide basis. The Policy specifies that Plans are to be developed in a cooperative and collaborative manner among water and wastewater agencies and other salt and nutrient stakeholders. The Plans are intended to help streamline the permitting of new recycled water projects while ensuring compliance with water quality objectives and protection of beneficial use.
The Plan development has been led by the City of Santa Rosa (City) for the Santa Rosa Plain Subbasin to address protection of beneficial uses of groundwater and to help meet the overall water supply needs of the region. Cities and districts participating in funding the development of this Plan include the Cities of Cotati, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Rohnert Park; Town of Windsor; and the Sonoma County Water Agency on behalf of the Airport-Larkfield-Wikiup Sanitation Zone.
The City of Santa Rosa assembled a stakeholder group and conducted five meetings and workshops to gather information and develop the Salt and Nutrient Management Plan. The final version of the Salt and Nutrient Management Plan was submitted to the Regional Water Quality Control Board in 2013.
Sewer Master Plan
To support ongoing wastewater collection system capital improvements as well as management and operation of the system, the City of Santa Rosa updated its system-wide wastewater collection system master plan. This document provides a description of the updated model development, calibration, and quality assurance procedures used in developing an expanded model of Santa Rosa’s sewer collection system to support this master plan update. Additionally, this document provides a summary of the subsequent system characterizations, alternatives, evaluations and cost estimates that will provide the City with an updated master plan and list of capital improvements designed to meet the minimum Level of Service for Santa Rosa’s sewer collection system for the chosen Level of Control.
Water Supply Planning
The City of Santa Rosa receives the majority of its drinking water supply from the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water), which provides water principally from the Russian River to retail water suppliers in Sonoma County and portions of Marin County. The City supplements this drinking water supply by operating two groundwater wells
To decrease the demand for potable drinking water and stretch our water supply, the City provides recycled water from its own Regional Water Reuse System to some irrigators. Additionally, the City has developed robust Water Use Efficiency programs, which play an essential role in water supply planning efforts by helping reduce current and future demand for water sustainably.
In addition, the City is committed to long-term water supply planning to ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet current and future water demands under varying water supply conditions.
In compliance with the California Water Code, the City updates and adopts its Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and submits it to the Department of Water Resources every five years. The UWMP provides information about the City's water transmission system and includes a description of the water supply sources, historical and projected water use, and a comparison of water supply to water demands during normal, single-dry, and multiple-dry years. It also reports on the City's compliance with State mandated water conservation targets and provides detailed information about demand management measures.
The California Water Code also requires the City to prepare an updated Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Shortage Plan) every five years. The Shortage Plan defines water shortage levels and identifies corresponding response actions and procedures for reducing demand for water during mild to severe droughts or other water shortage conditions.
The 2020 UWMP was adopted by the City Council on June 8, 2021 and the Amended 2020 Shortage Plan was adopted by the City Council on November 30, 2021.
Water Master Plan - Appendices
Water Master Plan
The Water Master Plan update provides the tools and insight required to address important water system planning and associated funding issues. These issues include:
- The need to address additional transmission mains, distribution pipelines, pumping capacity, wells and storage facilities to meet the needs of existing customers and future development; and
- The need to implement a comprehensive Capital Improvement Program to meet the needs of both the existing water system and to accommodate planned future growth.
This comprehensive Water Master Plan provides the City with the appropriate vehicle to formally develop, plan, and implement water system and supply strategies to serve existing customers, future planned growth, as well as providing a useful tool for identifying and evaluating capital improvements in an efficient and cost-effective manner.