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Charles County, Maryland

Watershed Assessments

Watershed Assessments

Detailed watershed assessments for the 10 major watersheds in Charles County were initiated in summer 2014 and completed in May 2018.  The goals of the assessments are to:

  1. Determine current water quality conditions;
  2. Include the results of a visual watershed inspection;
  3. Identify and rank water quality problems;
  4. Prioritize all structural and nonstructural water quality improvements;
  5. Specify pollutant load reduction benchmarks and deadlines that demonstrate progress toward meeting all applicable stormwater wasteload allocations (WLAs).

Public meetings were held on all of plans and public comments addressed in an appendix included in each assessment.  The watershed assessments will allow the County to identify and prioritize watershed restoration projects and target pollutant sources for load reduction.

Gilbert Swamp Watershed Assessment (posted 1/7/2019)
Nanjemoy Creek Watershed Assessment (posted 1/7/2019)
Upper, Middle and Lower Potomac River Watershed Assessment (posted 1/7/2019)
Wicomico River Watershed Assessment (posted 1/7/2019)
Zekiah Swamp Watershed Assessment (posted 1/7/2019)
Port Tobacco River Watershed Assessment (posted 5/05/2016)
Mattawoman Creek Watershed Assessment (posted 2/21/2017)
Lower Patuxent River Watershed Assessment (posted 2/21/2017)

The watershed assessments will allow the County to identify and prioritize watershed restoration projects and target pollutant sources for load reduction.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:  All publications located within the Planning and Growth Management section of the web site are believed to be accurate as of their posting date. However, they may not be accurate on the day you view them. To verify whether these documents are the most current official document, please contact the division associated with the document in question.