Rogue Valley Stormwater Design Manual

Rogue Valley Stormwater Design Manual (RVSWDM) 

The RVSWDM applies to the cities of Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent and urbanized unincorporated Jackson County. Projects that will develop or redevelop more than 2,500 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.

Stormwater Quality Incentive Policy *New*
RVSS has established a policy to provide funding for eligible stormwater management plan development and construction. Private projects are eligible for up to $10,000 in funding and projects initiated by RVSS' co-implementers are eligbile for up to $50,000. 

     Stormwater Quality Incentive Requirements
     Stormwater Quality Incentive Application



  • Do not submit plans for review via CD.
  • Draft plans for review by RVSS will be accepted by email or uploaded to our ftp site. Click here to upload files. If you load plans to the ftp site, you must email the Stormwater Program Manager that plans have been loaded.
  • Final plans for RVSS are to be submitted electronically via email or ftp.
  • New as of July 1st, 2019 Stormwater and Sewer Plan Review and Inspection Fees


  • Private projects for review by City of Medford must be uploaded to Eplans. Call the Building Department to set up an account, 541-774-2350.



Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual amended July 2019, effective September 1st, 2019

Rogue Valley Stormwater Quality Design Manual revised July 2018

Appendix A - Plant Specifications
                    Plant Material Source List
Appendix B - Infiltration Testing Methodology
                    Falling Head Test Report Form
Appendix C - Santa 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 D - NRCS Method details and Curve Numbers
                    NRCS Method: Time of Concentration Calculation and Table of Runoff Curve Numbers
                    Medford IDF Curves
Appendix E - Standard 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 (dwg)   in BMP series 2.  
Appendix F - RVSS Stormwater Credits
Appendix G - SWAT Pre-Approved Proprietary SW Treatment Technologies 
Appendix H - Stormwater 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 I -  Stormwater Quality Structure Easements
                    RVSS Stormwater Quality Structure Easement (Updated 4/19/12)
Appendix J - Bear Creek and Rogue River TMDL Documents



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