Policy

Policy guides how stormwater management techniques are used to mitigate the impacts of urban development. The Fourmile Creek Watershed Management Plan recommends altering development standards for more effective stormwater management. These policy changes include, regulations protecting stream buffers, floodplain ordinances that reduce flood risks, and the implementation of best management practices as outlined in the Iowa Stormwater Management Manual.

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Policy

Urban and Rural desicion makers impact Iowa's natural resources.

Floodplains

Reducing development in the floodplain will help build flood resilient communities.

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Stream Buffers

Minimum level of protection needed to protect homes and business from eroding streams.

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Construction Site Erosion

Erosion from active construction sites can have a big impact on the watershed.

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Topsoil

Protecting topsoil can help reduce flooding and improve water quality.

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Sediment and bacteria are the primary pollutants in the Fourmile Creek watershed