CRWD’s first watershed management plan (WMP) was adopted in 2000 to identify goals, policies, and action plans for fulfilling CRWD’s mission. CRWD adopted its most recent WMP on September 1, 2010, the result of a two-year planning process that included significant input from the District’s partners and residents.
Our ten-year WMP includes the following mandates:
- Recognize the challenges of water quality improvement in a highly urbanized watershed
- Recommend and prioritize unique and creative approaches to watershed management
- Recommend and prioritize water quality and quantity improvement projects, based on CRWD modeling and monitoring results
- Recommend and prioritize District programs for improved watershed awareness
- Define the respective roles and responsibilities between CRWD, local units of government and other organizations
- Address emerging challenges posed by federal Clean Water Act requirements for impaired waters
By using CRWD’s WMP, cities and organizations in the District can also get insight and assistance to determine how to accomplish their own community water management goals, as well as the level of involvement CRWD will have in achieving those goals.