ARTICLE XV. WATERCOURSE MASTER PLANS

SECTION 15.1. AUTHORIZATION.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §48-3609.01, the District, whenever it has completed a Watercourse Master Plan, may submit the plan, including uniform rules for development, to the Board for adoption. If adopted by the Board, the District shall enforce the Watercourse Master Plan under this Regulation.

SECTION 15.2 PUBLIC NOTIFICATION.

During the preparation of a Watercourse Master Plan, the owners of record of real property within and immediately contiguous to the watercourse or watercourses included in the planning shall be publicly notified by the District so that the owners may have input to the planning process. In addition, the Sand and Gravel Recommendations Committees organized pursuant to A.R.S. §11-830 (D), if any, shall be notified.

SECTION 15.3 RECHARGE TECHNIQUES.

All Watercourse Master Plans shall consider recharge techniques including but not limited to gabions, swales, dry wells, sand tanks and small dams.

SECTION 15.4 MINIMUM STANDARDS.

Requirements for a Watercourse Master Plan shall meet or exceed the minimum requirements under the National Flood Insurance Program or the criteria adopted by the Director of The Arizona Department of Water Resources or this Regulation. In case of conflict the most stringent requirements shall prevail.