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California Stormwater Authority

Background

On April 3, 2018, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a resolution approving the formation of the California Stormwater Authority as a new California Joint Powers Agency through a Joint Powers Agreement (Agreement) between the State Water Resources Control Board, the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, and the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. The new California Stormwater Authority, formed in accordance with California Government Code section 6500, will: (1) provide facilitation of collaborative storm water management efforts, and support and research services; and (2) develop tools to assist public and private permittees to comply with municipal, industrial and construction storm water permits. The California Stormwater Authority products and services will serve as a key component to improve surface water and groundwater quality and enhance California’s water supply. The parties to the agreement anticipate that they will select the California Stormwater Quality Association to serve as the initial administering entity for the California Stormwater Authority.