EPOC has submitted comments on the Connecticut State Water Plan Final Draft Report (Draft State Water Plan). The State Water Plan documents and information page can be found at:
EPOC’s comments to the plan can be directly viewed HERE (PDF file).
EPOC noted that the Draft Report is a valuable repository and unifying platform for scientific information and data, and provides guiding principles and a roadmap for future decision-making and planning. The Draft Report comprehensively summarizes information on the natural water cycle as projected to be impacted by climate change, current water allocations (e.g., total runoff versus demands) for Connecticut’s major and regional drainage basins, drainage basins where need/demands are not being met (or are at risk of not being met), water system infrastructure, and the panoply of laws, regulations, plans and stakeholder groups involved in decision making.
Please see our letter for more detailed comments on the report.