The Water Resources Protection Collaborative adopted the Guidelines and Standards for Land Use Near Streams for reviewing development proposals near streams. This document includes requirements and recommendations for land use activities in and around Santa Clara County streams, in order to protect stream resources.
Since Spring 2007, most municipalities have adopted the Guidelines and Standards through resolutions and made them a part of their standard permitting process.
Click here to view a list of participating municipalities.
Title Page and Acknowledgements
Chapter 3 – Proposed Guidelines and Standards
Chapter 4 – Bank Protection/Erosion Repair Guides
Chapter 5 – Guidance for Homeowners
Chapter 6 – Guidance for Developers
Chapter 7 – Model Enhanced Practices
Chapter 8 – SCVWD Ordinance 83-2 (repealed by the Water Resources Protection Ordinance)
Chapter 9 – GIS Mapping Tool (See also: GIS data)
Chapter 11 – Glossary of Terms
Appendix A – Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B – Riparian Corridor Protection
Appendix C – Slope Stability Requirements for Single Family Units