Watershed-based Planning

Watershed-based Planning

This Watershed-based Planning presentation provides an overview of the following topics.

  • What is a watershed?
  • What is a Watershed-based Plan?
  • Why Write a Watershed-based Plan?
  • What's in a Watershed-based Plan?
  • Where can you learn more?

Guidance Documents

Load Estimation / Modeling

Additional Resources

Watershed-based Plans in Illinois

The Illinois EPA recommends that watershed-based plans be reviewed ten years after the plan’s development to assess if any revisions should be considered.  Older watershed-based plans, although listed below, may not meet the current expectations of a watershed-based plan. 

Title of Plan

Completion Date

Hurricane Creek Watershed-based Plan

11/01/2016

Apple Canyon Lake Watershed Based Management Plan  

09/01/2016

Silver Creek Watershed-based Plan  

07/15/2016

Spring Branch Watershed Implementation Plan  

07/01/2016

Boone-Dutch Creek Watershed-based Plan 

3/1/2016

Buffalo Creek Watershed-Based Plan 

12/1/2015

Upper Silver Creek Watershed-based Plan 

11/1/2015

Spring Brook No. 1 Watershed Plan 

11/1/2015

Thorn Creek Watershed Based Plan 

12/1/2014

Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed Implementation Plan 

10/31/2014

Big/Long Creek Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan 

8/31/2014

Big Ditch Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan 

8/31/2014

East Branch South Branch Kishwaukee River Watershed-based Plan 

7/15/2014

Candlewick Streams and Lakes Conservation Plan 

7/1/2014

9 Lakes Watershed-based Plan 

6/1/2014

Mill Creek Watershed and Flood Mitigation Plan 

4/8/2014

Long Run Creek Watershed-Based Plan 

3/31/2014

Buckbee Creek Watershed Based Plan 

7/31/2013

Madigan Creek Watershed Based Plan 

7/31/2013

Woods Creek Watershed Based Plan 

1/1/2013

Jelkes Creek - Fox River Watershed Action Plan 

12/19/2012

Spring Creek Watershed-Based Plan 

9/1/2012

Ferson-Otter Creek Watershed Plan

12/31/2011

Blackberry Creek Watershed Action Plan

12/30/2011

Silver Creek and Sleepy Hollow Creek Watershed Action Plan

12/1/2011

North Mill Creek-Dutch Gap Canal Watershed-Based Plan 

11/1/2011

Embarras River Watershed Management Plan

10/1/2011

Clear Creek Watershed Action Plan

9/30/2011

Cedar Lake Watershed Needs Evaluation

8/1/2011

Watershed Plan for Highland Silver Lake Watershed

7/1/2011

Lower DuPage River Watershed Based Plan

6/1/2011

Hickory Creek Watershed Plan

6/1/2011

Indian Creek, Dago Slough, and Prairie Creek LRS/TMDL

12/16/2010

Crystal Lake Clean Lakes Phase 1 Protection Plan

9/1/2010

Aux Sable Creek Watershed Plan

6/1/2009

Staunton Lake Phase 1 Diagnostic Feasibility Study

5/1/2009

Jackson Creek Watershed Plan – Technical Report

4/1/2009

Rock River Ravines Watershed Plan 2008

12/1/2008

Upper Kishwaukee River Watershed Plan – Technical Report

11/1/2008

Dead River Watershed - Based Plan

9/1/2008

Lawrence Creek Watershed Plan – Technical Report

9/1/2008

Kellogg Creek Watershed - Based Plan

9/1/2008

Beaver Creek Watershed Action Plan – Technical Report

9/1/2008

Big Bureau Creek Watershed Based Plan

8/5/2008

Greater Bear Creek Area Watershed Plan

7/1/2008

Spring Lake Watershed Plan

7/1/2008

Evergreen Lake Watershed Plan

7/1/2008

Lower Part of the Upper Sangamon River Watershed Resource Plan

6/25/2008

Lake Bloomington Watershed Plan

6/17/2008

Watershed Implementation Plan for Lake Vermilion and the North Fork Vermilion River

6/1/2008

North Branch Chicago River Watershed-Based Plan for Lake and Cook Counties, Illinois

5/22/2008

Mary’s River/North Fork Cox Creek TMDL Implementation Plan

4/3/2008

Fish Lake Drain Watershed Management Plan

4/1/2008

Bull Creek/Bulls Brook Watershed-Based Plan

3/31/2008

Shoal Creek Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan

3/17/2008

Crab Orchard Creek Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan

3/6/2008

Georgetown Lake TMDL Implementation Plan

3/4/2008

The Tyler Creek Watershed Plan

3/1/2008

South Fork Saline River/Lake of Egypt Watershed TMDL Report

2/28/2008

Paris Twin Lakes TMDL Implementation Plan

2/28/2008

The Nippersink Creek Watershed Plan

2/1/2008

Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake TMDL Implementation Plan

2/1/2008

Upper DuPage River Watershed Plan

12/31/2007

Flint Creek Watershed-Based Plan

12/31/2007

Waukegan River Watershed Plan

12/31/2007

Lake Carlinville Watershed Plan & Phase 1 Study

12/1/2007

South Fork Sangamon River/Lake Taylorville Watershed TMDL Report

12/1/2007

Bay Creek Watershed TMDL Report

11/1/2007

Eagle Creek Watershed Plan

8/11/2007

Cahokia Creek/ Holiday Shores Lake Watershed TMDL Report

8/1/2007

East Fork LaMoine River Watershed TMDL Report

8/1/2007

Poplar Creek Watershed Action Plan

7/1/2007

Clinton Lake Watershed Management Plan

6/29/2007

Watershed Implementation Plan for the Upper Salt Fork of the Vermilion River

5/1/2007

TMDL Implementation Plan Macoupin Creek Watershed

2/1/2007

Mauvaise Terre Creek Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan

12/1/2006

Rayse Creek Watershed Management Plan

11/30/2006

Hodges Creek Watershed TMDL Implementation Plan

11/1/2006

Kinkaid Lake Phase 1 Diagnostic/Feasibility Study

9/1/2006

Glenn Shoals Lake Phase 1 Diagnostic Feasibility Study

9/1/2006

Indian Creek Watershed Plan

6/1/2006

Raccoon Lake Phase 1 Diagnostic Feasibility Study

6/1/2006

Kinmundy Old Reservoir Phase 1 Diagnostic & Feasibility Study

9/1/2005

Patriots Park Lake Phase 1 Diagnostic Feasibility Study

6/1/2005

Dutchman Creek TMDL Report

10/1/2004

Casey Fork TMDL Report

10/1/2004

Vandalia Lake TMDL Report

10/1/2004

Sequoit Creek Watershed Plan

7/1/2004

Beaucoup Creek TMDL Report

6/1/2004

Squaw Creek Watershed Management Plan

5/1/2004

Total Maximum Daily Load Development for Fox River

4/1/2004

Lake Paradise Phase 1 Diagnostic/Feasibility Study

3/1/2004

Campus LakePhase 1 Diagnostic/Feasibility Study

3/1/2004

Tenmile Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

1/1/2004

Partridge Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

1/1/2004

Ackerman Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

1/1/2004