From McHenry County:
McHenry County Releases Water Resources Action Plan
McHenry County is pleased to share its new professionally published Water Resources Action Plan that has just been released and is now available online.
The new plan provides a comprehensive review of water resource issues relevant to McHenry County.
The county and its residents are fortunate to have high-quality water resources such as lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands, as well as several groundwater aquifers that are the sole source of drinking water in the county.
Although seemingly abundant, our water resources are vulnerable, and can be depleted or polluted depending on how water, land, and other resources are used or managed.
The first version of the WRAP was adopted by the County Board in 2011.
The Planning and Development Department completely updated it with assistance from a task force of more than 160 contributors, and the County Board adopted this new version last November.
By incorporating the latest science, trends, and analyses, the new plan will help empower communities in McHenry County to protect, preserve, and enhance water resources for current and future generations.
Featuring rich graphics and representative photos from around the county, the new plan shows where McHenry County’s water comes from, the threats that challenge water quality and quantity, and how we can protect our water resources.
The online plan, which you can find online at www.McHenryH2O.com, also features bookmarks that help to quickly locate the topics you are most interested in.
For more information contact Scott Kuykendall, McHenry County Water Resources Specialist, at