Breton Bay
Watershed Characterization

St. Mary’s County, Maryland is receiving Federal grant funding to prepare a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) for the Breton Bay watershed. The WRAS project area encompasses about 38,500 acres including about 3,260 acres of open water.

As part of WRAS project, the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing technical assistance. For example, DNR is working with the County to prepare a Watershed Characterization which is a collection of available water quality related information and identification of issues that may be used as the County generates its Watershed Restoration Action Strategy.

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