Storm Water and Flood Control

Post-Construction Requirements

In July 2013, the Central Coast Water Board adopted Order R3-2013-0032, with new, more stringent Post-Construction Requirements (PCRs). Projects that receive their first discretionary approval for design elements after March 6, 2014 — or, if no discretionary approval is required, receive their first ministerial permit after that date — are subject to the PCRs, if they create or replace 2,500 square feet or more of impervious area.

Stormwater Technical Guide

Applicants for development approvals in jurisdictions within the City should use the Stormwater Technical Guide when preparing Stormwater Control Plans. The Stormwater Technical Guide can be downloaded from the Monterey Regional Stormwater Program web page. A pre-application meeting is recommended for all projects subject to the PCRs.

GOT LID Project

Learn more about the redesign of Center Street and how bio-infiltration basins are helping the community by reviewing the Gonzales Old Town Low Impact Development (LID) Project Case Study.

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