organized based on asset location, type, and functionality. Despite
data limitations, the Division successfully developed an integrated
projection model using the holistic approach of asset management.
The integrated projection model generated the current and future
(100-year) asset investment needs and documented these needs in
a pilot Watershed Asset Management Plan (Plan). For each year,
the model identified assets actions (e.g., hard asset replacement
and rehabilitation, soft asset implementation, natural asset maintenance)
and the associated costs. Each action included an assessment
of risks to help the Division prioritize its limited budget and
resources. The Division also established the processes needed to
refine the Plan’s investment needs and priorities over time.
Overall, the Plan helped strengthen the Division’s proactive planning
process. Most importantly, the Plan’s identification of annual
investment needs is helping the Division communicate to its
customers the value of funding work in the near term for TMDL
milestones that are 5, 10 and 20 years away. S
Drew Kleis is Program Manager, Transportation & Storm Water Department,
City of San Diego, 9370 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 100, MS 1900,
San Diego, CA 92123; (858) 541-4329.