Salt and Nutrient Management Plan
City of Santa Rosa
RMC is developing a comprehensive plan to identify and manage salt and nutrient inputs, help streamline permitting of recycled water projects, and provide a basis for establishing basin objectives and best practices to maintain water quality. We are establishing a collaborative stakeholder process with a broad range of parties that includes cities, the County of Sonoma, the agricultural community, government and resources agencies, and environmental groups. We developed and are implementing new GIS tools to better manage salt and nutrient source identification and loading analyses, resulting in a more accurate interpretation of historical and projected conditions. The management plan will be integral to the long-term successful use of recycled water in the Santa Rosa Plain while sustaining the groundwater quality for future generations. The plan development is “fast-tracked,” with a scheduled completion within one year—nearly four years ahead of the State Water Resources Control Board’s required schedule.