Stormwater C.3 Guidebook

Stormwater C.3 Guidebook

The 6th Edition of the Guidebook is now available. Click on this link to download (February 15, 2012, 2.0 MB .pdf formatted for 2-sided printing). Here is a memorandum describing changes from the Guidebook 5th Edition.

Click here to download the March 20, 2013 Guidebook Addendum, “Contra Costa Clean Water Program Technical Criteria for Non-LID Facilities.” These criteria apply to tree-box-type high-flowrate biofilters and vault-based high-flowrate media filters when proposed for use on Special Projects (see the Guidebook 6th Edition, page 58).

Click here to download the December 1, 2012 Guidebook Addendum, “Preparing a Stormwater Control Plan for a Small Land Development Project,” in compliance with Municipal Regional Permit Provision C.3.i. The guidance applies to projects that create or replace 2,500 square feet or more, but less than 10,000 square feet, of impervious surface.

Additional Guidebook Resources

Stormwater Control Plan Template

The template is updated and consistent with the Stormwater C.3 Guidebook 6th Edition (138KB .doc).

IMP Sizing Calculator

Released October 2009. Consistent with the 6th Edition. Be sure to review and follow Guidebook instructions for preparing a complete Stormwater Control Plan. Calculator and setup file (3MB .zip). After installing the calculator, read the help file.

Follow the link to the local municipality website:

Appendix B: Soils, Plantings, and Irrigation for Bioretention Facilities

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board amended the MRP on November 28, 2011. Attachment L to that amendment includes a new soil mix specification. This specification superseded Appendix B in the Guidebook 5th Edition. The new specification has been incorporated into Appendix B of the current 6th Edition.

Attachment L includes the following statement: “Local soil products suppliers have expressed interest in developing ‘brand-name’ mixes that meet these specifications. At their sole discretion, municipal construction inspectors may choose to accept test results and certification for a ‘brand-name’ mix from a soil supplier.”

For the convenience of the land development community, the Contra Costa Clean Water Program invited local soil suppliers to request listing here. The following suppliers submitted test results and certifications. Listing does not imply or guarantee that the mix as designed or delivered meets all requirements of Attachment L. Contractors and construction inspectors should independently obtain and review the required information before approving installation of a ‘brand-name’ soil mix.

Memoranda

Guidance for HSPF Modeling

For compliance with flow-control requirements using Option 3 (memo 763 KB .pdf)

Basic Geomorphic Assessment Methods and Criteria

For compliance with flow-control requirements using Option 4b. Contact the Program to obtain a copy.

Contra Costa Hydrology Data

Example Stormwater Control Plans

Please note these example plans were prepared in compliance with previous editions of the Stormwater C.3 Guidebook. They are made available as examples for format and presentation.

Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities

Forms

The following documents are in MS Word and may be incorporated into Stormwater Facilities Operation and Maintenance Plans. See Chapter 6 of the Stormwater C.3 Guidebook, 6th Edition

Operation and Maintenance Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets provide general information on maintenance of stormwater facilities. In the Stormwater Facilities Operation and Maintenance Plan, this information should be augmented with information specific to the facility and the site.

 

Example Operation and Maintenance Plans

The following plan is provided as an example. Requirements tend to be project-specific and should be discussed with staff of the municipality having jurisdiction.


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