The Stormwater Master Plan includes the following elements:
Introduction and background
Includes a description of the planning area, a review of stormwater regulations, a brief history of flooding and stormwater master planning in Salem, and an inventory of stormwater facilities.
Comprehensive goals and policies
Goals and policies are organized under categories such as Capital Improvement Planning, Stormwater Quantity and Quality, and Flood Risk Reduction. The goals and policies apply citywide and are designed to guide decisions regarding stormwater programs and projects.
Stormwater facilities plan
This identifies future stormwater capital projects necessary to support the land uses designated in Salem’s Comprehensive Plan. The projects are derived from the basin plans and include estimates of costs and recommended timeframes for construction.
Describes the main sources of funding for stormwater services and provides a forecast of operating and capital project budgets.
The Stormwater Master Plan includes summaries of nine basin plans, with the newly completed basin plans serving as technical supplements to the master plan. Each basin plan describes the basin, summarizes modeling methodologies, and identifies facilities needed to accommodate current conditions and future growth. Facilities specified in each basin plan are collectively compiled in the Stormwater Facilities Plan.
Studies and reports used to develop the Stormwater Master Plan are referenced. Appendices are provided that contain modeling and basin planning methodologies, rainfall analysis, and other key supporting information used to produce the Stormwater Master Plan.