Minimum Elements of Watershed Plans Include Assessment of current condition of waterbody: Identification of the sources that need to be controlled, including estimates current loads from each type;  Estimate of the total load reductions needed from all sources, as well as from each key source type, in order to meet WQS;  Management measures/BMPs needed for each key source type, and indication of where critical to implement

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Section 319 Watershed Management Plans

A watershed management plan defines and addresses existing or future water quality problems from point sources and nonpoint sources of pollutants. Experience over the past decade has shown that effective watershed management includes participation from stakeholders, analysis and quantification of the specific causes and sources of water quality problems, identifying measurable water quality goals, and implementing specific actions needed to solve those problems. EPA has identified nine key elements needed for effective watershed management plans, presented in the next two slides.

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