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Develop Watershed Plan Outline

The watershed plan provides a context and a road map for how you are going to manage the watershed. You want to provide enough information in the plan so that it clearly shows how you developed your goals and how you intend to achieve those goals. Many watershed plans are broad, exhaustive documents with lots of historical information, but no clear, concrete plan of action that links back to the major problems and sources of pollution in the watershed. In addition, many plans do not quantify the pollutants so that it’s almost impossible to determine the amount of reductions that are needed to achieve goals.

The Plan Builder can help you develop an outline of a watershed plan with the recommended sections that you can fill in with your stakeholders.


A User's Guide to Watershed Planning in Maryland Exit EPA Disclaimer - A User's Guide to Watershed Planning in Maryland presents a common watershed planning framework for Maryland communities, assembles planning resources into one place, integrates regulatory drivers, and presents the methods necessary for completing a local watershed plan. Local government staff are the primary audience for this guide.

Developing a Watershed Management Plan for Water Quality: An Introductory Guide - Full document is available.

Planning As Process: A Community Guide to Watershed Planning  - Full document is available.

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