Upper Choptank River
Watershed Characterization


Talbot and Caroline Counties in Maryland are receiving Federal grant funding and State technical assistance to prepare a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) for their portions of the Upper Choptank River watershed. The WRAS project area encompasses about 162,000 acres which is 72% of the entire Upper Choptank River watershed. Portions of the watershed in Delaware and Queen Annes County, Maryland, are being considered in the WRAS project but these jurisdictions are not active partners in developing the WRAS.

As part of WRAS project, the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing technical assistance. For example, DNR is working with the Counties 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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