The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) completed the stormwater master planning process for eight of its member municipalities in the Kingsbury Branch and Mad River Watersheds! Through funding provided by the Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the CVRPC in partnership with the Friends of the Mad River retained Watershed Consulting Associates (WCA) to complete two Stormwater Master Plans (SWMPs): one for the Kingsbury Branch Watershed including chapters for the towns of Calais, East Montpelier and Woodbury; and one for the Mad River Watershed including chapters for the towns of Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, and Duxbury. WCA created story maps for each of the towns to provide outreach and education on stormwater, solutions to stormwater mitigation using green stormwater infrastructure, and results of the stormwater master planning process. The results include the top five priority sites for each of the eight municipalities, along with 30% engineering designs and site renderings for projects to address water quality issues at these sites. By completing the initial engineering designs for these priority sites, each municipality can focus on securing funds for final engineering designs and project implementation, which will help the state advance goals to reduce phosphorus loading in the Lake Champlain basin.
Click on the following links to see the story maps for each town and their stormwater mitigation priorities: