Watershed Planning Documents

The NC Division of Mitigation Services (DMS), formerly EEP, is currently in the process of revising its River Basin Restoration Priority (RBRP) methodology and products. While DMS transitions to a new process, it is updating individual 8-digit CUs on an as needed basis. DMS will post CU-specific updates and distribute information to its distribution list. Questions may be directed to the watershed planner assigned to the basin of interest. 

River Basin Restoration Priorities 

River Basin Restoration Priorities (RBRPs) are plans that DMS develops to identify priorities for the protection and enhancement of water quality, fisheries, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.

DMS uses the priorities to guide its stream, wetland and riparian restoration and protection activities in the state’s 17 major river basins. Priorities are identified as Targeted Local Watersheds, watersheds at the 14-digit hydrologic-unit scale that receive priority for DMS planning and restoration project funds. For more information, view the RBRP Update page.

River Basin Pages

The River Basin pages to the right provide a platform for managing and sharing planning documents, stakeholder involvement, meeting minutes, photos, local watershed maps, Local Watershed Plan fact sheets and more for each watershed.

Watershed Plan Review and Recommendations: 2021

DMS has recently completed a review of its existing watershed plans and has made recommendations on the appropriate utilization of these documents.  Information about this process and the review results can be found in this document: DMS Watershed Plan Review and Recommendations Summary