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Watershed Management Area 16
Cape May
Will Morey, Freeholder

Leslie L. Gimeno, PP, AICP, Planning Dept. Director

Cape May County Water Supply Study
 For a summary and a copy of the Study, click here.


A watershed is the area of land that drains to a body of water such as a river, lake, bay or ocean.  It includes all of the land that drains to that particular body of water.  What happens on the land directly impacts that body of water.  Watersheds are integral to our quality of life.  The water we use in our daily life needs to be protected.  Surface and ground water provide our drinking water and are also used for businesses, industry and recreation.

Learn about the importance of water conservation in Cape May County and what you can do to help conserve our freshwater supply:
Cape May Conserves

The Department annually hosts the Watershed Americorps Ambassador, who is responsible for education and outreach on watershed issues throughout the County.  For more information, contact the Planning Department at 465-1080.


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