The Stream Corridor Ordinance not only protects the environment but also allows the city to continue to grow and prosper through new development.
Specifically, the ordinance:
- Protects property against future bank stabilization problems;
- Provides flood storage;
- Preserves existing riparian habitat;
- Improves water quality; and
- Offers recreational and education opportunities, among other things.
Since the ordinance's adoption in 2002, 45 development projects have dedicated stream corridors, protecting more than 200 acres of riparian habitat and 11 miles of streams.