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.Learn More
Urban and Rural desicion makers impact Iowa's natural resources.
Reducing development in the floodplain will help build flood resilient communities.
Minimum level of protection needed to protect homes and business from eroding streams.
0.1% of the watershed consists of constructions sites contributing as much as 25% of the sediment load.
Protecting topsoil can help reduce flooding and improve water quality.