The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is committed to protecting, managing and improving water resources and habitat within our watershed. Planning is an integral part of our work and informs all of our projects and programs.
Like other watershed management organizations, the MWMO has a comprehensive watershed management plan that has been developed to guide our staff and commissioners in the implementation of watershed goals. The plan sets out goals, strategies, and implementation actions based on past studies and current data on the status of the water and natural resources of our watershed.
In addition to the comprehensive plan, MWMO staff work on planning initiatives for any number of large-scale or strategically important projects to protect water quality and habitat. These planning initiatives start three to five years ahead of construction, and usually involve close collaboration with our member cities and other partners.
The MWMO proactively seeks out future opportunities for stormwater management that fit with the desired land use of the redevelopment occurring. These efforts result in designs that serve multiple purposes and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of our work to reduce flooding and improve water quality and habitat.