Water Resources Management Plan

This new Water Resources plan (2009) is an expansion and update of the Water Quality section of the 1997 Connecticut River Corridor Management Plan. The result of three years of discussion and consensus by a diverse group of citizens representing their riverfront towns, the plan fulfills the requirements of the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Act, RSA 483. It explores water and sediment quality, fish tissue toxins, instream flow and flood management, dams, groundwater issues, point and nonpoint pollution sources, erosion, the effects of land use on water quality, and the condition of tributaries, among other topics. The plan offers a valuable guide to local officials and landowners intent upon improving the condition of the Connecticut and other local waters.

Available for download as Adobe PDF –
Riverwide Overview – Executive Summary   Full Plan
Headwaters Region – Executive Summary   Full Plan
Riverbend Region – Executive Summary   Full Plan
Upper Valley Region – Executive Summary   Full Plan
Mount Ascutney Region – Executive Summary   Full Plan
Wantastiquet Region – Executive Summary   Full Plan

During the process, CRJC sent plans for review to subject matter experts and received and responded to their comments. The responsiveness summaries are available here:
Riverwide Overview
Headwaters (coming soon)
Riverbend (coming soon)
Upper Valley (coming soon)
Mount Ascutney (coming soon)
Wantastiquet

The Connecticut River Joint Commissions are grateful to the NH Department of Environmental Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Davis Conservation Foundation, TransCanada, and VT Department of Environmental Conservation for support of this work.