Comprehensive Watershed Management Planning—A Case Study - The Magothy River

by Ronald A. Etzel, Dep of Public Works, United States,
Ginger K. Ellis, Dep of Public Works, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action


As a means of preserving and improving the water resources of Anne Arundel County in the State of Maryland, the County government undertook a comprehensive watershed management program. Eleven major watershed areas were delineated and specific goals and objectives determined. The Magothy River watershed was the first area to be studied. Existing hydrologic, hydraulic, and environmental conditions were analyzed and estimates of future conditions based on the existing zoning of the area were made. Results of the study have pointed to problem areas and capital projects are in the planning stages to improve them.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Watersheds | Rivers and streams | Water pollution | Water quality | Soil pollution | Water resources | Water conservation | Maryland | United States

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