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The 9 Most Important Features of a Watershed Plan

January 23rd, 2018 by Bob Hartzel


A Watershed-Based Plan (WBP) is intended to provide watershed-specific information and analyses that will promote actions to protect and restore water quality. Development of a “9-element” WBP is a requirement for watershed restoration and water quality protection projects seeking federal funding under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The 9 WBP elements are summarized below.

  1. Describe the management actions needed to achieve the targeted pollutant load reductions and identification of critical areas where those actions will be implemented.

  2. Estimate the technical and financial assistance needed to implement the watershed plan.

  3. Develop and information/education component that will be used to enhance public understanding of and participation in the implementation of recommended watershed management actions.

  4. Estimate the technical and financial assistance needed to implement the watershed plan

  5. Develop and information/education component that will be used to enhance public understanding of and participation in the implementation of recommended watershed management actions.

  6. Develop a schedule for implementing the management actions identified in the watershed plan.

  7. Develop interim milestones to track progress in implementing the management actions identified in the watershed plan.

  8. Develop criteria to measure progress towards meeting the goals established in the watershed plan.

  9. Develop a monitoring component to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation efforts over time.

 

For more information, contact Bob Hartzel at (508) 281-5201 or rhartzel@ceiengineers.com

 

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