The Nine Element Watershed plan is in the drafting stages. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake Erie Watershed Protection Alliance are awaiting the results of USGS’s Lake Erie tributary monitoring effort and nutrient loading model to complete the plan.
The Lake Erie Watershed Protection Alliance has completed the watershed characterization sections of the Nine Element Watershed Plan, including a Lake Erie Watershed Atlas & Bibliography and Community Outreach and Participation Plan. They continue to engage their project advisory group, municipalities and other organizations in development of the plan. Efforts are underway to secure the additional funding needed to complete the plan.