For more detailed descriptions of each element, download the South Carolina Simplified Guide to Developing Watershed-Based Plans. You may also want to review EPA's Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters.
Identification of pollutant sources and their causes.
Estimated load reductions from management measures identified in (c). (May also include overall pollutant reduction needed as found in a TMDL document.)
Management measures (Best Management Practices, or BMPs) needed in order to eliminate or control pollutant(s).
Identification of funding and technical assistance needs as well as potential sources. Example: Watersheds with agricultural sources would most likely require the expertise of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and could potentially utilize Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds for implementation.
Outreach strategy that is targeted towards members of the public that are impacted by the project and the management measures from (c).
Timeline of implementation events that proceeds in a logical and efficient manner.
List of milestones for keeping plan implementation progress on track.
Criteria to determine if pollutants are being reduced and progress is being made toward attaining water quality standards, or if plan requires revision.
Monitoring strategy to determine effectiveness of plan implementation.