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Comprehensive Watershed Management Studies

Comprehensive Watershed Management Studies and Plans provide a holistic and systematic watershed perspective to land use planning and development review activities.  In addition, they provide  the tools necessary to facilitate daily land use and infrastructure management decisions to protect watershed resources.  By providing an informed basis for prioritizing watershed restoration and preservation initiatives such as; Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plans to characterize watershed baseline conditions and resources.  While identifying existing and potential concerns along with short and long-term opportunities for improvement of water quality issues.  Watershed management studies and plans enhance government's ability to integrate and link existing watershed management business processes with watershed models to provide interactive information on how changes in land use, development regulations, best management practices, and other watershed conditions affect water quality and waterway habitat.
Comprehensive Watershed Study Development Schedule:

 

Watershed

Timeline for Targeted Bioassessment Completion (Calendar Year)

Timeline for Habitat Assessment Completion (Calendar Year)

Timeline for Analysis Completion (Calendar Year)

Severn River

Complete

Complete

Complete

South River

Complete

Complete

Complete

Upper Patuxent

Complete

Complete

Complete

Magothy River

Complete

Complete

Complete

Patapsco Non-Tidal

Complete

Complete

Complete

Patapsco Tidal

Complete

Complete

Complete

Bodkin Creek

Complete

Complete

Complete

Little Patuxent

Complete

Complete

2014

Rhode River

Complete

2014

2015

West River

Complete

2014

2015

Herring Bay

Complete

2015

2016

Middle Patuxent

2015

2016

2017

 

 

 

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