The City of Ashland Stomwater and Drainage Master Plan idenifies existing drainage problems in the City of Ashland and proposes solutions to address them. It provides an inventory of creeks, including identification of areas requiring protection and restoration and reommends future actions by the City and private developers to enhance the City's creek corridors, improve water quallity, and handle future storm drain capacity problems.
The Master Plan completes the City's stormwater inventory, which was begun with preparation of reports on the watersheds of two city creeks: the Roca Creek Watershed Assessment (October 15, 1997) and the Ashland Creek Flood Restoration Project (November 26, 1997).
The January 9, 1998 revision of the Federal Register listed the City of Ashland is listed as a "potentially designated" incorporated area for inclusion in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). With this listing, the City is very likely to be subject to NPDES requirements in the near future. This report is a step toward meeting the requirements.