Publications & Manuals

Annual report cover for the 2020-2021 Truckee Meadows Stormwater Management Program Annual Report

SWPCC Governing Documents & Annual Reports

The Truckee Meadows Stormwater Permit Coordinating Committee (SWPCC) meets to coordinate activities of the Stormwater Management Program and Watershed Protection Plan. An Annual Report is prepared each year covering program activities.

*Note that only the newest reports are linked here. Please contact us for reports dating back to 2005.

Watershed Assessment

SWPCC allocates funds to a variety of watershed improvement efforts, including assessing reaches of critical tributaries to the Truckee River within the Truckee Meadows. Assessments identify erosion issues, areas of invasive and toxic weed species, assign a Proper Functioning Condition rating to each reach, and provide a summary of needed restoration improvements.

The Watershed Protection Plan provides current tributary data and needed restoration for the majority of Truckee Meadows tributaries. Also provided are regulatory planning tools and funding templates to guide agencies in procuring funding (for example, the 319(h) grant). 

Low Impact Development (LID) Resources

A residential roadway lined with concrete barriers and a rocky ditch that uses low impact development to control storm water

LID practices can reduce runoff and pollutants entering the storm drain system. The Truckee Meadows Structural Controls Design and Low Impact Development Manual covers relevant LID requirements and design guidance for the Truckee Meadows.


In general, Low Impact Development (LID):

  • Is a growing practice in stormwater management with principles modelled after nature
  • Strives to mimic the pre-development hydrology
  • Manages urban runoff at the source
  • Uses local and smaller scale controls as opposed to a more centralized stormwater treatment
  • Uses practices and techniques to capture, filter, store, evaporate, detain and infiltrate runoff close to the source


To learn more about LID, reference past technical trainings hosted by SWPCC, for detailed information:

Click here to view the LID Virtual Tech Training – Day 1
Video Replay Available in 5-Part Series:


Click here to view the LID Virtual Tech Training – Day 2
Video Replay Available in 2-Part Series:

Best Management Practice (BMP) Resources

Green trees along the flowing Truckee River bridge in downtown Reno, Nevada by Wingfield Park

To learn more about BMPs, reference our past technical trainings hosted by SWPCC, for detailed information:

In addition to the provided resources, Construction BMP classes are offered each spring and fall. Please view our events calendar regarding upcoming classes or email to be placed on the interest list.

Contact Us

Have a question or comment for the program? Send us an email or attend a meeting.

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