Watershed Management Plan

A Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan is a requirement of the 1982 Surface Water Management Act. The Plan helps guide the organizations activities over the ten-year timeframe of the Plan. It is a framework for restoration and protection of water resources.

2013 Watershed Management Plan

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The NCRWMO is currently in the process of seeking input regarding the Watershed Plan update. Comments may be submitted to the Administrator and Board at anytime, however there will be multiple ways to provide input including a public kick-off meeting, survey and public hearings though out the process.


The Advisory Committee is used during the planning process to provide input on priority issues as well as the goals, strategies, and policies to address those priority issues. Individuals represent local governments, environmental, agricultural, landowner, and outdoor and recreational groups as well as other interests.


The Technical Committee is responsible for ensuring that the plan content is based on best available science and data and for providing input on funding, policy, and programs that will help the NCRWMO achieve plan goals. The Technical Committee develops the recommendations on plan content that will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee, revised as appropriate, and presented to the Board for approval. The TC will comprise of representatives from state and regional agencies.


As planning documents and drafts are developed and available for review, they will be posted here.

Approved Priority Issues and Resources

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