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Draft Small Watershed Action Plans

Available for Public Comment

The Small Watershed Action Plan map.

This map shows the delineations for the
Small Watershed Action Plans in Baltimore County.
This map can be downloaded and printed.

Baltimore County is divided by watershed into 23 Small Watershed Action Plan (SWAP) areas. SWAPs have been developed for about half of the planning areas and completed SWAPs are posted online. This page is dedicated to draft SWAPs which are ready for public comment.

In developing a SWAP, the watershed is assessed for sources of pollution to streams and rivers, and restoration opportunities. An action plan to improve stream conditions is established; it is designed to achieve various Total Maximum Daily Loads set by Maryland Department of the Environment. The SWAP is guided by an active steering committee composed of community leaders, representatives of local institutions, businesses, and watershed associations, as well as pertinent county and state agencies. Two public meetings were held for the Lower Gunpowder Falls SWAP. All SWAP meetings are open to the public.

If you wish to comment on the SWAPs, please reference the SWAP, page number, subsection and paragraph for each comment. Comments are due by June 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm.

Lower Gunpowder Falls SWAP

  • Volume 1 (PDF) outlines the actions identified as part of the strategy
  • Volume 2 (PDF) contains the results of the field and GIS data assessments

Contact Information

Please send comments via email (preferred) or by US mail (postmarked by June 3, 2016)
Phone: 410-887-5683
Fax: 410-887-4804

US Mail: Baltimore County EPS, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 319, Towson, Maryland 21204, Attention: Watershed Management, Lower Gunpowder Falls SWAP


Revised April 29, 2016        

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