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Watershed Management Initiative

WMI logoThe Santa Clara Basin Watershed Management Initiative (WMI) is a collaborative, stakeholder-driven effort among representatives from regional and local public agencies; civic, environmental, resource conservation and agricultural groups; professional and trade organizations; business and industrial sectors; and the general public. The goals of the WMI are to:

  • Ensure that the WMI is a broad, consensus-based process. 
  • Ensure that necessary resources are provided for WMI implementation. 
  • Simplify compliance with regulatory requirements without compromising environmental protection.
  • Balance the objectives of water supply management, habitat protection, flood management and land use to protect and enhance water quality.
  • Protect and/or restore streams, reservoirs, wetlands and the Bay for the benefit of fish, wildlife and human uses.
  • Develop an implementable Watershed Management Plan that incorporates science and will be continuously improved.

District contributed to work processes and products produced through this effort. Related documents and reports can be accessed from the following site:

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