Watershed Evaluation and Reporting

State of the watershed report

The state of the watershed report is one of the two key deliverables produced by Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs). It describes the history of the watershed, its natural and built features, the condition of the resources, and the impact of human activity on the watershed. State of the watershed reports are expected to inform the development of Integrated Watershed Management Plans, providing a foundation of information for developing effective management strategies to meet watershed goals.

Developed in 2008, the Handbook for State of the Watershed Reporting is intended to serve as an informative reference guide to "non-technical audiences" interested in assessing and reporting on the state of their local watershed. It supports the work of WPACs and Watershed Stewardship Groups (WSGs) pursuing similar activities.

Find the state of the watershed report for your watershed

All WPACs have completed either a draft or final version of a state of the watershed report. Final reports are available for download under each WPAC below.

In addition to state of the watershed reports, WPACs have completed a wide variety of technical reports on topics such as groundwater, water use, and biodiversity. A number of WPACs have also developed interactive atlases, maps and other tools on their website to visualize much of this information. Click on any WPAC name below to explore their website and the wealth of information they have to offer.


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Updated: Dec 16, 2015