Upper Choptank River
Talbot and Caroline Counties in Maryland are receiving Federal grant funding and State
technical assistance to prepare a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) for their portions of
the Upper Choptank River watershed. The WRAS project area encompasses about 162,000 acres
which is 72% of the entire Upper Choptank River watershed. Portions of the watershed in Delaware
and Queen Annes County, Maryland, are being considered in the WRAS project but these jurisdictions
are not active partners in developing the WRAS.
As part of WRAS project, the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing
technical assistance. For example, DNR is working with the Counties to prepare a Watershed
Characterization which is a collection of available water quality related information and identification of
issues that may be used as the County generates its Watershed Restoration Action Strategy.
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Updated on October 4, 2002