Pennsylvania Sea Grant and collaborators completed the Pennsylvania Lake Erie Integrated Water Resources Management (PALE IWRM) Plan. Integrated water resource management is a process for putting an array of information from different disciplines together with the goal of  making existing water planning, management, and decision-making more rational, efficient, and equitable.   The PALE IWRM Plan will expand the concepts presented in the Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration, Protection, and Monitoring Plan to the entire Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed.


The purpose of the PALE IWRM Plan, a collaborate effort among Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Erie County Conservation District, is to simplify the management of water resources in the Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed through the integration of data and information. The PALE IWRM Plan provides information and data that supports informed decision-making regarding the management of water resources and guides users to the areas in the watershed where restoration, conservation, and/or monitoring projects are needed. Funding for the project was provided by the Pennsylvania Coastal Resources Management Program (CRMP) and United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) State Capacity Funding Program.


For more information contact Sean Rafferty.

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