Stormwater Retrofit

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As the City of Sammamish matures, new regulations trigger the need for additional and more enhanced stormwater projects. The City must balance demands such as protection of watersheds, environment, and public safety with our two most limited resources: budget and staff time. Therefore, the City needs an objective, transparent, and consistent method for ranking and prioritizing potential drainage basins and stormwater retrofit projects.

Currently, City staff are developing a method by which to rank and prioritize drainage basins for future study, design and construction of stormwater retrofit projects. This process is directly informed by existing City goals and direction from State agencies. For example, the City’s Comprehensive Plan includes specific goals that provide opportunities to retrofit existing stormwater facilities and enhance their effectiveness.

The goals also include:

  • Using drainage basin planning to allocate resources to priority problems
  • Promote the recovery of Lake Sammamish Kokanee
  • Coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions to create regional stormwater solutions.

These goals will be top of mind when developing criteria with which to rank potential retrofit projects.

Public input is critical to the prioritization process. As we develop this ranking method, we want to hear citizen feedback and incorporate your priorities into our framework.

A preliminary stakeholder survey was distributed at a stakeholder meeting on June 26, 2020. A copy of this survey can be viewed here and is no longer accepting submissions. If you would like to submit a question or comment regarding this process, please use the Question tool below.

As the City of Sammamish matures, new regulations trigger the need for additional and more enhanced stormwater projects. The City must balance demands such as protection of watersheds, environment, and public safety with our two most limited resources: budget and staff time. Therefore, the City needs an objective, transparent, and consistent method for ranking and prioritizing potential drainage basins and stormwater retrofit projects.

Currently, City staff are developing a method by which to rank and prioritize drainage basins for future study, design and construction of stormwater retrofit projects. This process is directly informed by existing City goals and direction from State agencies. For example, the City’s Comprehensive Plan includes specific goals that provide opportunities to retrofit existing stormwater facilities and enhance their effectiveness.

The goals also include:

  • Using drainage basin planning to allocate resources to priority problems
  • Promote the recovery of Lake Sammamish Kokanee
  • Coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions to create regional stormwater solutions.

These goals will be top of mind when developing criteria with which to rank potential retrofit projects.

Public input is critical to the prioritization process. As we develop this ranking method, we want to hear citizen feedback and incorporate your priorities into our framework.

A preliminary stakeholder survey was distributed at a stakeholder meeting on June 26, 2020. A copy of this survey can be viewed here and is no longer accepting submissions. If you would like to submit a question or comment regarding this process, please use the Question tool below.

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