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Storm water plans made public

Sun staff report

New plans for the Town of Truckee and Placer County’s stormwater management are up for public viewing.

Required by the state Regional Water Quality Control Board, Storm Water Management Programs for Truckee and the Martis Valley area detail a five-year strategy to deal with storm runoff and contamination in the Truckee River Watershed.

The areas were targeted by the board because of population density, potential for growth, potential for discharge into sensitive water bodies (the Truckee River), and as a potential contributor of pollutants to U.S. waterways, Public Works Director Dan Wilkins said at a February council meeting.

The two jurisdictions chose to work together on their respective plans, and a joint public workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Truckee Town Hall.

The plans are available for viewing at http://www.townoftruckee.com and http://www.placer.ca.gov.