These state water planning summaries were prepared in late 2008 and in 2009. The overall goal of preparing these state summaries was to better understand how states are planning and managing water resources and to ultimately determine a more effective role for the Federal government in support of state water planning and management initiatives. This enhanced understanding was based upon documenting (1) the processes by which the states are undertaking water resources planning, (2) how states are managing water resources, (3) states efforts toward meeting future water needs, and (4) critical issues and obstacles states are facing in their water resources planning and management.

The state summaries are reflective of reference material that were available during the data collection phase of this assessment and from interviews that were conducted with state agency (or interstate organization) personnel. The reference material used in preparing each state summary is included at the end of each summary, along with interview interpretations. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied herein, additional information may have become available since the development of the state summary. The information presented in this website is without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including, but not limited to, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, or freedom from infringement of patent, trademark, or copyright. The author makes no claim to the suitability of the content for any purpose whatsoever.

The findings contained in these summaries are based on the information collected from the assessments and interviews and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.

State Water Planning Summaries

Interstate Water Planning Summaries