Comprehensive Local Water Management focuses on the water resources and related land resources. Indeed, in water management, it is impossible to separate the 2. Clay County's Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan (CLWMP) analyzes surface water quantity and quality and land use within watershed units, and groundwater quantity and quality in aquifer units wherever possible.
The CLWMP is composed of goals, objectives, and action items designed to address water resource issues and problem areas. Goals and Objectives outline broad directions the county wishes to pursue to protect their resources, while Action Items describe specific measures the county will implement to achieve the goals and objectives.
Comprehensive Local Water Management efforts take place under 5 primary categories:
- Land and Water Treatment
- Education and Information
- Inventorying and Mapping
- Monitoring and Data Collection
- Regulation / Ordinance / Planning
As a result, the Comprehensive Local Water Management Coordinator acts as a liaison between local, state, and federal agency representatives, and local private organizations. Direct ongoing relationships with these entities ensures cost effective implementation of the Comprehensive Local Water Management Plan by using existing programs, thus avoiding the problem of "reinventing the wheel."