2015 Salt Lake County Integrated Watershed Plan (IWP) is a scheduled 6-year update to the 2009 Salt Lake Countywide Water Quality Stewardship Plan.
The Integrated Watershed Plan does not reiterate all of the baseline information in the 2009 Plan, but rather updates data and information to better address ongoing area-wide water quality planning and watershed planning.
By focusing on the overriding goal of improving watershed functions and providing high-quality surface waters that support the national Clean Water Act goals of fishable and swimmable waters, the Integrated Watershed Plan provides:
The 2015 IWP identifies whether and how resource conditions, or the applicable resource regulations, have changed since the 2009 Plan was adopted. Some conditions have changed very little or not at all (soils and geology, groundwater, and geomorphology) and are incorporated by reference into the 2015 IWP but not addressed directly.
The plan update process included the following tasks:
Update the current watershed conditions to reflect changes since 2009;
Salt Lake County will update the Integrated Watershed Plan every 10 years, or sooner if needed.