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Stormwater Management

Stayton’s existing storm drain system is composed of roughly 15 miles of pipe, 8 miles of open channel excluding the Salem Ditch, Power Canal, and Mill Creek. There are also about 650 catch basins, 20 detention facilities, and 38 major outfalls to receiving water bodies.


The storm drain system was delineated into six major drainage basins.


In 2010 the City of Stayton adapted the City of Portland's Stormwater Management Plan for the City's stormwater design standards.  This was done in an effort to provide methodologies to reduce stormwater runoff and to improve the water quality of the stormwater runoff before it enters the downstream ditches, creeks, streams and rivers.


As part of managing stormwater throughout the City, the Stayton Land Use and Development Code includes restrictions on the removal of vegetation along the North Santiam River, Mill Creek, the Salem Ditch, and the Stayton Power Canal.  See Section 17.16.090 for a description of the Natural Resource Overlay District and Section 17.20.080 for restriction on riparian vegetation removal.  Contact the Planning and Development Department for additional information on the Land Use Code’s restrictions on riparian vegetation


All new development in the City will be required to meet these stormwater management requirements prior to any permits being issued. 


SWMM - 2020 Portland Stormwater Management Manual


Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)

The City works alongside Oregon DEQ to monitor stormwater runoff that eventually reaches the Willamette River. Contaminants in stormwater runoff can affect the health of a river system and impact wildlife. 


Mercury and Sediment are two contaminants that the City is monitoring and attempting to reduce through stormwater pollution control projects. These contaminants are particularly harmful to fish in the Willamette basin. 


Cleaning Up the Willamette - Mercury Pollution


Stormwater Master Plan

In 2009 the Stormwater Master Plan was developed and adapted by the City.  It can be viewed on the Planning and Development Page.

Contact Us

Lance S. Ludwick P.E.

Director of Public Works



Michael Schmidt

Senior Engineering Technician



Ian Kintz-Stormo

Engineering Technician




Storm Sewer Operations Supervisor


Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday

8 am - 5 pm



Public Works Administrative Office

311 N. Third Avenue

Stayton, Oregon 97383


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