State Water Plans

This page is a work in progress.  The goal is to provide links to water planning efforts in all 50 states, highlighting those that have attempted to develop a statewide water plan.


INDEX

Alabama AlaskaArizona 
ArkansasCalifornia 
Colorado 
Connecticut 
DelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaii 
IdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKentucky
 Louisiana 
Maine 
Maryland Massachusetts 
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri 
Montana Nebraska 
Nevada 
New Hampshire New Jersey 
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania 
Rhode Island South Carolina 
South Dakota 
Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington 
West Virginia 
Wisconsin Wyoming


Alabama

 


Alaska

 


Arizona

 


Arkansas

(Anticipated Plan Date: 2014)

 


California

(Draft Plan Date: 2013)

 


Colorado

(Anticipated Plan Date: 2014)

 


Connecticut

 


Delaware

 


Florida

  • Chapter 373.036, Florida Statutes and Chapter 62-40.510, Florida Administrative Code require the Department to develop a Florida Water Plan containing these elements: Goals, objectives, and guidance for the development and review of programs, rules, and plans relating to water resources, based on statutory policies and directives; Programs and activities of the department related to water supply, water quality, flood protection and floodplain management, and natural systems; Water quality standards of the department; District water management plans or strategic plans.
  • The Florida Water Plan, presented below, provides this information in web-format. DEP’s Office of Water Policy is responsible for producing this plan and updating it annually. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/waterpolicy/fwplan.htm

 


Georgia

(State Plan Date: 2008)

 


Hawaii

  • The Hawaii water plan consists of five constituent parts: 1) a Water Resource Protection Plan which is prepared by the Commission on Water Resource Management, 2) a Water Quality Plan which is prepared by the Department of Health, 3) a State Water Projects Plan which is prepared by the Engineering Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, 4) an Agricultural Water Use and Development Plan which is prepared by the Department of Agriculture, and 5) Water Use and Development Plans prepared by each separate county. http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/cwrm/planning/hiwaterplan/

 


Idaho

(Plan Date: 2012)

 


Illinois

 


Indiana

 


Iowa

(Last Comprehensive Plan Date: 1978)

 


Kansas

(Anticipated Plan Date: 2014)

 


Kentucky

 


Louisiana

 


Maine

 


Maryland

 


Massachusetts

 


Michigan

 


Minnesota

(Plan Date: 2010)

 


Mississippi

 


Missouri

 


Montana

(Anticipated Plan Date: 2015)

 


Nebraska

 


Nevada

 


New Hampshire

 


New Jersey

 


New Mexico

 


New York

 


North Carolina

 


North Dakota

(Plan Date: 2009)

 


Ohio

 


Oklahoma

 


Oregon

(Date: 2012)

 


Pennsylvania

 


Rhode Island

 


South Carolina

 


South Dakota

(Plan Date: 1972)

  • The State Water Plan consists of two components – the State Water Facilities Plan and the State Water Resources Management System. Projects that will require state funding assistance or state assistance to acquire federal funding assistance or authorization must be on the State Water Plan.

 


Tennesee

 


Texas

(Plan Date: 2012)

 


Utah

  • The state produced a series of documents over a 15 year period under the title of “Utah State Water Plan” that included a statewide water plan as well as individual water plans for each of the stat’s elevel major hydrologic river basins: http://www.water.utah.gov/planning/swp/ex_swp.htm

 


Vermont

 


Virginia

 


Washington


West Virginia

 


Wisconsin

 


Wyoming