Why is storm water runoff a problem?
Storm water can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants and flow into a storm sewer system or directly into a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. In the City of Healdsburg, most drainage leads to Foss Creek, which flows into Dry Creek and the Russian River. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into these water bodies, which we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water.

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