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Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual

Stormwater Quality Design Manual

The Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual (RVSWDM) applies to the cities of Ashland, Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent and urbanized unincorporated Jackson County. Projects that will develop or redevelop more than 5,000 square feet of impervious surfaces (buildings, roads, parking lots, etc.) on a site must manage stormwater runoff in compliance with the Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual (RVSWDM) found below. 

RVSS Stormwater Quality Incentive Policy

Stormwater Plan Submittal Requirements

Rebuilding After Fire:

Within the Almeda fire destroyed area, RVSS will follow the lead of the county and cities with regard to stormwater management requirements. For projects that the county/city require site plan review, RVSS will require submittal of a stormwater management plan in compliance with the current (at time of submittal) Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual.  If no site plan review is required by the city/county, RVSS will not require stormwater management.

An Erosion prevention and sediment control permit (1200-C/CN) will still be required for all projects disturbing over one acre. Application materials should be submitted directly to RVSS.

Design Manual

Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual, Revised July, 2023



Appendix APlant Specifications
Plant Material Source List
Appendix BInfiltration Testing Methodology
Falling Head Test Report Form
Appendix CSanta Barbara Urban Hydrograph Spreadsheet Example
Santa Barbara Urban Hydrograph - example spreadsheet for download (updated 9/29/17)
**Storage volumes previously calculated in this spreadsheet may not be used for detention design, refer to section 3.3 of the Rogue Valley Stormwater Design Manual.**
Appendix DNRCS Method details and Curve Numbers
NRCS Method: Time of Concentration Calculation and Table of Runoff Curve Numbers
Medford IDF Curves
Appendix EStandard Drawings Index
PDF Standard Drawings
DWG Standard Drawings
General Notes for Vegetated BMPs (pdf)  These notes must accompany all standard  
General Notes for Vegetated BMPs (dwg)  drawings in BMP series 3- 8.   
General Notes for Pervious Surfacing (pdf)  These notes must accompany all standard drawings
General Notes for Pervious Surfacing (pdf)  in BMP series 2.
Appendix FRVSS Stormwater Credits
Appendix G

SWAT Pre-Approved Proprietary SW Treatment Technologies 

Appendix G adopted-changes 1/17/24.pdf

Appendix HStormwater Operation and Maintenance Plan Templates 
O&M Manual Template (word)
O&M Manual Template (fillable pdf)
Section B: RVSS Declaration of Covenants (formerly the SW O&M Agreement)
Medford Declaration of Covenants
Section C: Medford Subdivision O&M Agreement
Section F: SW Facility Inspection and Maintenance Worksheets
Section H: Hazardous Material Spill Fact Sheet 
Appendix IStormwater Quality Structure Easements
RVSS Stormwater Quality Structure Easement (Updated 4/19/12)
Appendix JBear Creek and Rogue River TMDL Documents