Watershed Action Strategy

​The Watershed Restoration Action Strategy

The Watershed Restoration Action Strategies (WRAS) are Watershed Plans written by local governments with assistance from DNR and other partners. The strategy includes:

  • a well-stated, overarching goal aimed at protecting, preserving, and restoring habitat and water quality
  • a description of the stakeholder process
  • opportunities, concerns, and challenges
  • a very detailed, prioritized, description of natural resource management objectives

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The documents are presented alphabetically by watershed. If you would like more information please contact the local government contacts involved in developing these Watershed Restoration Action Strategies (WRAS).

Note: (Documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat which can be downloaded free from http://www.adobe.com)

Watershed

Characterization

Stream
Corridor
Assessment

Synoptic
Survey

Watershed
Restoration
Action Strategy

Anacostia River
Prince George's County
2004
Anacostia River Characterization Cover Page Image Anacostia River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Anacostia River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Not
Conducted
Assawoman Bay
Worcester County
2005
Assawoman Bay Characterization Cover Page Image Assawoman Bay Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Assawoman Bay Synoptic Survey
Cover Page Image
Not
Conducted
Breton Bay
St. Mary's County
2002
Breton Bay Characterization Cover Page Image Breton Bay Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Breton Bay Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Breton Bay Strategy Cover Page Image
Bush River
Harford County
2002
Bush River Characterization Cover Page Image
Included
In Strategy
Bush River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Bush River Strategy Cover Page Image
Chincoteague Bay
Worcester County
2004
Chincoteague Bay Watershed Characterization Cover Page Image Chincoteague Bay Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Chincoteague Bay Synoptic Survey
Cover Page Image
Not
Conducted
Corsica River
Town of Centreville
2003
Corsica River Characterization Cover Page Image Corsica River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image
Corsica River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Corsica River Strategy Cover Page Image
Deer Creek
Harford County
2005
Deer Creek Characterization Cover Page Image Deer Creek Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image
Deer Creek Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Deer Creek Strategy Cover Page Image
George's Creek
Allegany County
2002
Georges Creek Characterization Cover Page Image
Georges Creek Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Not
Conducted
Georges Creek Strategy Cover Page Image
Isle of Wight Bay
Worcester County
2001
Isle of Wight Bay Characterization Cover Page Image
Isle of Wight Bay Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Isle of Wight Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Isle of Wight Bay Strategy Cover Page Image
Liberty Reservoir
Carroll County
2002
Liberty Reservoir Characterization Cover Page Image Liberty Reservoir Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Liberty Reservoir Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Liberty Reservoir Strategy Cover Page Image
Little Patuxent River
Howard County
2001
Little Patuxent River Characterization Cover Page Image
Little Patuxent Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Little Patuxent River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Little Patuxent River Strategy Cover Page Image
Lower Monocacy River
Frederick County
2003
Lower Monocacy River Characterization Cover Page Image Lower Monocacy Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Lower Monocacy River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Lower Monocacy River Strategy Cover Page Image
Lower Patuxent River
Calvert County
2003
Lower Patuxent River in Calvert County Characterization Cover Page Image Lower Patuxent Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Lower Patuxent River in Calvert County Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Lower Patuxent River in Calvert County Strategy Cover Page Image
Manokin River
Somerset County
2001
Manokin River Characterization Cover Page Image
Manokin Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Not
Conducted
Manokin River Strategy Cover Page Image
Middle Chester River
Kent County
2001
Middle Chester River Characterization Cover Page Image
mcr_sca.gif
Middle Chester River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Middle Chester River Strategy Cover Page Image
Miles River
Talbot County
2005
Miles River Characterization Cover Page Image Miles River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Miles River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Not
Conducted
Newport Bay and Sinepuxent Bay
Worcester County
2003
Newport Bay and Sinepuxent Bay Characterization Report Cover
Newport and Sinepuxent Bays Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Newport Bay and Sinepuxent Bay Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Not
Conducted
Patapsco River Lower North Branch
Howard County
2004
Patapsco River Lower North Branch Watershed Characterization Cover Page Image Deep Run and Patapsco River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Patapsco River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Lower Patapsco River Strategy Cover Page Image
Port Tobacco River
Charles County
2005
Port Tobacco River Lower North Branch Watershed Characterization Cover Page Image pt_sca.gif
Port Tobacco River Synoptic Survey
Cover Page Image
Port Tobacco River Strategy Cover Page Image
Prettyboy Reservoir
Baltimore County
2005
Not
Conducted
Prettyboy Reservoir Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Prettyboy Reservoir Synoptic Survey
Cover Page Image
Not
Conducted
Upper Chester River
Kent/Queen Anne's Counties
2004
Upper Chester River Characterization Cover Page Image Upper Chester River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Upper Chester River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image Not
Conducted
Upper Choptank River
Talbot/Caroline Counties
2002
Upper Choptank River Characterization Cover Page Image Not
Conducted
Upper Choptank Watershed Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image Upper Choptank River Strategy Cover Page Image
Upper Monocacy River
Frederick County
2004
Upper Monocacy River Characterization Cover Page Image Upper Monocacy River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Upper Monocacy River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Upper Monocacy River Strategy Cover Page Image
Upper Patuxent River
Anne Arundel/ Prince George's Counties
2002
Upper Patuxent River Characterization Cover Page Image Upper Patuxent River Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image
Cover of Upper Patuxent River - Prince George's County Stream Corridor Assessment Report
Upper Patuxent River Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
Upper Patuxent River Strategy Cover Page Image
Western Branch
Prince George's County
& City of Bowie
2003
Western Branch Characterization Cover Page Image Western Branch Stream Corridor Assessment Cover Page Image Western Branch Synoptic Survey Cover Page Image
westbr_strategy.gif