With the U.S. Geologic Survey’s national development of the watershed and sub-watershed areas (10- and 12-digit HUCs), the previously developed watershed sub-watershed delineations (11- and 14-digit HUCs) in the State of Indiana was affected. These are the instructions on how to convert the watershed HUCs when applying for a Section 319/205(j) grant.
Congratulations on starting to develop a watershed management plan for your watershed! By developing a comprehensive watershed management plan, you’re helping your community focus efforts and resources on a watershed and its particular problems and unique solutions. Your watershed group will identify the water quality problems, causes, sources, and critical or priority areas in the watershed, set goals, and choose measures or BMPs to be implemented to achieve those goals. Finally, you’ll choose indicators to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation efforts.
All grantees who conduct water quality monitoring, are required to develop a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and submit it to the State for approval at least one (1) month prior to initiating monitoring activities.
The Final Report (a.k.a. final written summary project report) is a complete summary of the project’s results and accomplishments. It conveys important information about the entire project, including successes and failures, lessons learned, and how grant funds were spent.