Grants Pass Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Program Homepage
To meet the Rogue Basin TMDL requirements under the Clean Water Act, the City of Grants Pass is implementing a variety of management strategies to improve water quality to reduce or eliminate temperature and bacteria inputs to the Rogue River and its tributaries (e.g., Gilbert Creek, Sand Creek). Strategies being implemented include riparian restoration to improve stream shade, managing urban runoff, community education and outreach, and erosion prevention and sediment control. Planned strategies are outlined in a plan that is approved by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and implemented over a 5-year period. After 5-years, plans are revised and updated for another 5-year period until water quality standards are met.
Plan years run from July 1st through June 30th annually. The first 5-year cylce ran from July 1st, 2010 through June 30th, 2015. Revised plans for the next 5 year implementation period (2015-2020) were submitted to DEQ for approval in June 2015. Grants Pass began implementation of the new plan on July 1st, 2015.
- Year 6/1- July 1st, 2015 through June 30th 2016 (Current Year). Reports due on September 30th, 2016. Draft Report.
- Year 7/2- July 1st, 2016 through June 30th, 2016.
Grant Pass TMDL Implementation Plan
- Year 1 Summary Report
- Year 2 Summary Report
- Year 3 Summary (September 30th, 2013)
- Year 4 Summary Report – (Draft September, 29th 2014)
- Year 5 Summary Report- Draft September 2015
- Year 6/1 Summary Report. One Page. Full Report.
Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual – Link
Fact Sheets -EPAs Low Impact Development “Barrier Buster” Factsheets Series
Rain Gardens – Oregon Rain Garden Guide (O.S.U. Extension)
Link to the Riparian Restoration Page
Life on the Edge: Improving Riparian Function. OSU Extension. Click Here to Watch. Links to YouTube.
Invasive Species Management
Please click here for recommended management strategies for common invasive species.
Irrigation, Manure, and Nutrient Management Information
In the fall 2015, RVCOG worked with Grants Pass High School, the Rogue River Watershed Council, and volunteers to hold a Salmon Watch field day in Grants Pass near Tom Pearce Park. 55 students participated in the program. Instructors included RVCOG and the Rogue River Watershed Council.
Brochures and Videos
Click on Brochures for links to the .pdf files.
TMDL 101 – Provides an overview of the TMDL Program and talking points.
Stormwater 101 – General information on Stormwater and Water Quality for the Bear Creek MS4 program hosted on RVCOG’s website.