The Pocahontas County Water Resources Task Force was created in late 2008 when a group of citizens approached the county commission to request the development of a countywide Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP). This action was a direct response to Senate Bill 641 which mandates the creation of a state WRMP.
Pocahontas County’s plan is being developed pursuant to WV Code §22-26-9 (f) & (g), which states that a county may enter into an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to develop a local plan that will be filed as part of the state's WRMP.
It is the belief of the Pocahontas County Water Resources Task Force that our community will be best served by creating our own water resources management plan—one tailored to and created by the people of Pocahontas County.
It is our intention to create a water resources management plan that accounts for the many varied uses of water. We aim to plan for a sustainable water future by balancing the needs of agriculture, business, industry, and tourism as well as those of the environment and individual citizens of Pocahontas County.
Phase I Report Completed
The Pocahontas County Water Resources Task Force is happy to announce the first phase of the Pocahontas County WRMP project is complete!
A copy of the Phase I Report is available for download in PDF format. For a link to download the report, please email Lynmarie Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The report will also be available on the Pocahontas County Commission website. Hard-copies will be housed at the courthouse and at all county libraries.
Thank you for your interest in this exciting project! As always, if you have any questions regarding the WRTF or Pocahontas County's WRMP, feel free to give us a call at 653-4806.