Watershed planning goes beyond project planning for specific USACE projects towards more comprehensive and strategic evaluations and analyses that include diverse political, geographic, physical, institutional, technical, and stakeholder considerations. Watershed planning addresses identified water resources needs from any source, regardless of agency responsibilities, and provides a shared vision of a desired end state that may include recommendations for potential involvement by USACE, other federal agencies, or non-federal interests.
Planning Bulletin 2019-01: Watershed Studies
The purpose of this guidance is to provide clarification of procedures associated with the USACE-led single phase watershed studies, integrating recent updates in law and advancing the concepts of watershed planning described in EC 1105-2-411, Watershed Plans. This bulletin updates milestone nomenclature, submittal requirements, and vertical team alignment. This bulletin supersedes and replaces Planning Bulletin 2016-03: Watershed Studies. It also superseded the specific sections of the Engineer Circular 1105-2-411: Watershed Plans that reference feasibility study milestones or processes.
Engineer Circular 1105-2-411: Planning - Watershed Plans
This final rule establishes the principles and standards for Level C water and related land resources planning. The purpose of the rule is to provide Federal agencies with uniform requirements for Level C implementation studies. Planning in accordance with this rule is intended to ensure consistency among the agencies and consistency with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the CEQ NEPA regulations.
- Lessons Learned
Delaware River Basin
Great Lakes Habitat Initiative
Middle Mississippi River
Virgin River Watershed Analysis
Western States Watershed Study