Stormwater Master Plan
The Brookings Stormwater Master Plan is a 12-month planning effort that will take a fresh look at the City’s stormwater infrastructure, with the primary objective of developing and prioritizing projects to be implemented over the next decade. The City’s stormwater system collects runoff from roofs and paved surfaces like sidewalks, driveways, streets, and parking lots and transports it to nearby creeks and rivers. The management of this system has many benefits to the larger community, including maintaining and improving water quality, reducing flood risks, supporting resident safety, and lessening damage to public and private property. As we plan for the next 10 years as a community, key plan goals include:
- Address and reduce the potential for flooding throughout the City
- Create a non-biased process for prioritizing improvement projects that make responsible use of the City’s financial resources
- Reduce the City’s impact on downstream communities
- Develop a resilient plan that addresses flooding, while also considering environmental and social benefits
Learn More / Participate By Providing Feedback
Brookings Stormwater Master Plan project consultant firm ISG has created a project summary website to provide a full overview of the project, goals, and provide residents with information about stormwater and solutions to minimize flooding impact. By visiting this page residents may also participate in a short survey to provide feedback about the plan, noting what most important to them.
|Visit the Master Plan Summary Website / Take the Survey >|
PRESENTATIONS & PROJECT MATERIALS
COMMUNITY INPUT SESSION #1 - APRIL 21, 2022
IN THIS VIDEO
A Stormwater Master Plan public input session was held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022. Opening remarks were given by Brookings City Engineer, Charlie Richter. City stormwater consultants ISG, gave an overview of the Stormwater Master Plan project and demonstrated how use of advanced stormwater modeling can help identify issues. They also discussed incorporation of sustainable drainage ideas into stormwater infrastructure, while also addressing flooding issues. Public input was gathered from attendees through discussion and a short survey.
Residents who were unable to be present are invited to learn more and provide feedback by completing a short survey by through the project website.