Connecticut River Water Resources Management Plan - 2009

Riverwide Overview created by the Connecticut River Joint Commissions
based upon
regional plans authored by our five local river advisory subcommittees

Riverwide Overview
Topics covered include:
Shoreland Protection
Flood Storage
Riparian Buffers
Streambank Erosion
Stormwater
Wastewater Discharges
Groundwater
River/Watershed Inventory & Management
Instream Flow
Dams
Agriculture & Forestry
Invasive Aquatic Species
Copper Mines
Mercury
Climate Change

Above: Floodwater spilled from the dams at Fifteen Mile Falls inundates prime agricultural land in Haverhill's floodplain, October, 2005. If floodplains remain open and undeveloped, they can serve for flood storage when needed. Photo by James Patterson of the Valley News, used with permission.

The five local river subcommittees have updated and expanded water resource plans for their regions. Follow links at right.

Headwaters Region

Riverbend Region

Upper Valley Region

Mount Ascutney Region

Wantastiquet Region

A responsiveness summary is posted here.
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.