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Watershed 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.

 

Study Schedule & Reports:

WatershedReports/DocumentsTimeline (Calendar Year)

Targeted Bioassessment Completion

 Habitat Assessment Completion 

Analysis Completion 

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 & Bodkin Creek

 

Complete

Complete

Complete

Little Patuxent
 

Complete

Complete

Complete

Rhode  & West River

Complete

Complete

Complete

Herring Bay
Currently the Herring Bay Watershed Study is under development.  Check back periodically for updates to the study.
 

Complete

2016

2017

Middle PatuxentCurrently the Middle Patuxent Watershed Study is under development.  Check back periodically for updates to the study.

2017

2017

2018