The Department of Environmental Protection and the six Regional Water Resource Committees are soliciting public comments at meetings and hearings on the watersheds nominated for consideration of Critical Water Planning Area designation, in accordance with the Water Resources Planning Act. Comments are due November 30.
A Critical Water Planning Area is defined as a "significant hydrologic unit where existing or future demands exceed or threaten to exceed the safe yield of available water resources."
A list of watershed nominations, along with detailed technical reports for the areas that have been nominated and the Department's ''Guidelines for Identifying Critical Water Planning Areas'' are available on the Department's website.
A list of regional meetings/hearings on the nominations is also available on DEP's website.