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Investment Proposal Atlas -2007-09 Watershed Planning Grants - Operating Budget (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
07-01-002January 2007
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Author(s) McLain, Pat
Description The Watershed Planning Act was established by the
Legislature in 1998. It provides a framework for
local citizens, in collaboration with local, state, and
tribal governments, to voluntarily develop
watershed plans that address the future water needs
of their communities. Plans must describe strategies
to provide sufficient and reliable supplies of water
into the future that satisfy residential, agricultural
and industrial needs, as well as instream flow needs
for fish, habitat and recreation.

The Legislature also provided grant funding to
support the local development of watershed plans,
organized around the four phases of watershed
planning: Phase 1- Organizing; Phase 2 –
Assessment; Phase 3 - Plan Development; and
Phase 4 - Implementation.

Since the law was enacted, 37 local watershed
groups have been involved in this process and have
spent over $35 million. To date, local groups have
completed, and their county governments have
adopted new watershed plans for 22 different
watersheds. In 2007-09, most of the work will shift
to Phase 4 – Implementation. The attached map
shows watershed planning grant requests from
local watershed groups for watershed planning
and implementation in 2007-09.
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Keywords grants, watershed
WEB PAGE Watershed Planning Grant Information