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Strategic Regional Issue #11 – Flooding and Increasing Stormwater Runoff

Strategic Regional Issue #11 – Flooding and Increasing Stormwater Runoff

Events such as flooding, tornadoes and wind storms, as well as increasing stormwater runoff, have implications for roadway safety, utility infrastructure and stormwater management facilities.

Objective

11.K.  Regional consistency should be developed in efforts to control runoff at the source to minimize downstream impacts.

Policy Recommendations

11.K.1.  OKI will continue to work with local governments and stormwater management agencies to identify and promote best management practices most relevant for use in the region.

11.K.2.  Local governments should encourage stormwater management practices that emulate natural flow regimes.

11.K.3.  Local planners and stormwater managers should be encouraged to integrate stormwater management efforts on a watershed basis.

11.K.4. Local comprehensive plans should consider the cumulative impacts of stormwater from projected land use.