Not all rain and snow that falls on the land soaks into the soil.

When storms occur and the soil becomes saturated, excess water runs off the surface.   As stormwater flows over bare ground, driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up silt, chemicals, and other pollutants.  Polluted runoff remains a great threat to clean water.  The SWCD works with cities, municipalities, and other units of government to reduce stormwater from entering our streams, rivers, and lakes. View our Stormwater Brochure for more information.