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Master Plan Update

Stormwater Master Plan

The Stormwater Master Plan determines drainage improvement projects throughout the city. The Plan is being updated to address stormwater quality from rainfall runoff and to identify stream restoration projects that protect the city's watersheds.

Streams in Fort Collins have changed drastically due to urbanization. Poor water quality from rainfall runoff can lead to erosion in streams and harms macroinvertebrates, the primary food source for fish and other aquatic animals.

Stormwater treatment and stream rehabilitation are both necessary to return impacted streams to a healthy ecosystem. Our goal is to help treat stormwater where needed and restore the impacted streams to a more natural and healthy state.

Learn more about why the update is needed (PDF 13KB).

Check out the proposed improvement maps.

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