Watershed protection plan implementation in Gwinnett County, Georgia
State and Federal laws will require many local jurisdictions to implement watershed protection programs. Gwinnett County, Georgia completed a countywide Watershed Assessment and adopted a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) in 2000. In the last three years, the WPP has been incorporated in the Storm Water Management Program (SWMP). The implementation was aided by consolidating staff and the program in one division. Gwinnett currently has five action plans that implement the program in existing developed areas. The action plans consist of Basin Master Planning, Inventory, Floodplain Studies, Watershed Dam upgrades, and Constructed Wetlands Demonstration.