To meet the Rogue Basin TMDL under the Clean Water Act, the City of Grants Pass is implementing a number of different management strategies to improve water quality by reducing or eliminating temperature and bacteria inputs within the City limits and Urban Growth Boundary to the Rogue River and its tributaries (e.g., Skunk, Gilbert, Fruitdale, Jones, and Sand creeks). Strategies include riparian restoration to improve stream shade, managing urban runoff to reduce pollution, conducting community education and outreach programs, and erosion prevention and sediment control. Planned strategies are outlined in a DEQ-approved plan that is 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. Implementation of the program will be completed by the City, contractors, partner organizations, the public, schools, colleges, and other groups.
Plan years run from July 1st through June 30th annually.
- Year 5 – July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020 (Current Year)
- Year 4 (9) – July 1st 2018, through June 30th, 2019 (Previous Year).
- Year 8/3 – July 1st, 2017 through June 30th 2018
- Year 7/2 – July 1st, 2016 through June 30th, 2017. Reports due on September 30th, 2017.