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    Pierce County (WA) Surface Water Management's 2011 Workplan - Nisqually Pierce County (WA) Surface Water Management's 2011 Workplan - Nisqually Presentation Transcript

    • Water Quality and Watersheds SectionPierce County SWM
      Water Quality and Watersheds
      2011 Workplan
      Dan D. Wrye, Water Quality Manager
    • Mission
      Improve ecosystem health in Pierce County by managing stormwater systems, monitoring watersheds, and building partnerships.
    • How What We Do Gets Us to
      Healthy Watersheds
      Collaboration
      Partnerships
      Healthy Watersheds
      Water Quality and Watersheds
    • 2011 Objectives
      Inspections
      Technical assistance to citizens
      Technical assistance to County
      Monitor watershed health
      Manage, analyze data
      Watershed management
      NPDES stormwater permit
      Implementation agreements
      Enhance team
      Policy support
    • Inspections
      1000 private facilities
      200 “potential pollutant generators”
      500 County SWM-owned ponds
      80 illicit discharges
    • Technical Assistance to Public
      Homeowners’ associations workshops
      Neighborhood workshop
      Brochures
      Asset management
      Best practices for gas and oil
    • Technical Assistance to Public (continued)
      Storm drain marking
      Outreach initiatives
      Yard care
      Pesticides, fertilizers
      Low Impact Development
      Mobile businesses, auto repair
      Shellfish water quality
    • Technical Assistance to County Departments
      • Facility assessments
      • Facilities Management, SWM
      • Parks, Solid Waste, Ferries and Airports
      • Pollution Prevention Plans
      • Retrofit planning
      • Quarry, Narrows Airport monitoring
      • Spill prevention and response plan
    • Watershed Health Monitoring
      • 65 water quality index
      • 12 flow
      • Ground water
      • 16 weather stations
      • http://co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/pwu/weather.htm
      • Benthic Index of Biological Integrity
      • Shellfish
      • Stormwater characterization
      • BMP effectiveness
      • Flow reduction
      • Program effectiveness
      • Salmon adaptive management
    • Data Analysis
      Watershed Health Report Card
      With five lakes
      Inspections data base
      Water Quality data base
      Benthic Index of Biological Integrity
      NPDES stormwater-permit required data
    • Watershed Management
      • Watershed councils
      • Clarks Creek cleanup
      • Salmon Recovery
      • 3 Puget Sound Action Areas
      • Ecosystem Board
      • 8 to 12 failing septic repairs
      • Flood Hazards Plan
    • Administer Stormwater Permit
      Regionalism
      Interjurisdictional agreements
      Stormwater training
      Effectiveness
      Annual plan and report
      Illicit Discharge Ordinance
      2012 permit reissuance
    • Implementation Agreements
      Track, evaluate and report
      Fully complete by end of year
    • Support Policy Makers
      Stormwater Advisory Board
      County Executive and Council
      South Puget Sound Council
      Legislature
    • Opportunities for Watershed Councils
      Homeowners’ workshops (all)
      Neighborhood workshop (all)
      Report card (all)
      Storm drain marking (all)
      Outreach initiatives (all)
      Benthic Index of Biological Integrity (all)
    • Opportunities for Watershed Councils
      • Clarks Creek cleanup (PRWC)
      • Salmon Recovery (PRWC, CCWSC)
      • Web portal (all)
      • Program effectiveness (NRC)
      • Puget Sound Action Areas (all)
      • SPS Ecosystem Board (NRC, KGI, CCWSC)
      • Flood Hazards Plan (all)
    • Summary
      Increased inspections
      Expansion of technical assistance
      2010 report card, with lakes
      Retrofit planning
      Full year of stormwater data
      Enhanced data analysis, management
    • Summary (continued)
      Flood Hazard Plan issuance
      Continuation of monitoring
      Update of Illicit Discharge Code
      A full slate of stormwater trainings
      Satisfaction of implementation agreements
      11th year of salmon recovery
      8th year of our watershed council support
    • Questions
    • Dan WRYE253/798-4672DWRYE@CO.PIERCE.WA.US
      Water Quality and Watersheds
      Water Quality and Watersheds
      2011 Workplan