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Monitoring, Planning, and Restoration
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Assessment, Monitoring, Planning, and Restoration
Projects > Watershed and Community Planning > Saco Headwaters Alliance
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Saco River headwaters map

Saco Headwaters Alliance (SHA)

Maine / New Hampshire

In 2019, FBE assisted with the initial development of a new volunteer organization, the Saco Headwaters Alliance, dedicated to water resource protection and conservation in the Upper Saco River watershed, roughly defined as the confluence of the Saco and its major tributary the Ossipee River. This group is developing partnerships across the federal, state, municipal, and non-profit landscape to carry out key water initiatives such as improving and expanding watershed-wide water quality monitoring efforts, filling key water data gaps such as floodplain mapping and water quality trend analyses and forecasts, and engaging with local leaders on the topic of water sustainability in the 21st century. FBE is currently working on a water quality gap analysis report to review and summarize available water quality and spatial data from both surface and groundwater monitoring sites from multiple organizations within the region and to identify gaps in the current information.

Saco River headwaters map