Watershed Implementation Plans, created by watershed jurisdictions under the Chesapeake Bay “pollution diet” or Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), are instrumental in the restoration of tidal water quality. Improving water quality will support other restoration goals and benefit human health.
2017 Watershed Implementation Plans (WIP) By 2017, have practices and controls in place that are expected to achieve 60 percent of the nutrient and sediment pollution load reductions necessary to achieve applicable water quality standards compared to 2009 levels.
2025 Watershed Implementation Plans (WIP) By 2025, have all practices and controls installed to achieve the Bay’s dissolved oxygen, water clarity/submerged aquatic vegetation and chlorophyll a standards as articulated in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL document.
Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)
Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)
State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
State of West Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Lucinda Power, Watershed Implementation Plan Specialist
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
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