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The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum stormwater management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety, and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within this jurisdiction by: minimizing increases in stormwater runoff from any development in order to reduce flooding, siltation, increases in stream temperature, and streambank erosion; minimizing increases in nonpoint source pollution caused by stormwater runoff from development which would otherwise degrade local water quality; minimizing the total annual volume of surface water runoff which flows from any specific site during and following development to not exceed the pre-development hydrologic regime to the maximum extent practicable; and reducing stormwater runoff rates and volumes, soil erosion and nonpoint source pollution, wherever possible, through stormwater management controls and to ensure that these management controls are properly maintained and pose no threat to public safety. The city has produced a Stormwater Development Manual as a guide to meet the purpose stated above.
(Ord. 2005-30, passed 8-23-2005)