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Water Resources Council

The Tompkins County Water Resources Council (WRC) advises the Tompkins County Legislature on matters related to water resources management and planning, and is charged with identifying problems, proposing priorities, and promoting the coordination of activities in the management and protection of the County's water resources. The WRC provides a public forum for local communities and stakeholder groups to address and discuss their water resources concerns, and it is the intent of the group to coordinate the water resources-related efforts of local governments, public and private institutions, and agencies and organizations throughout the County.

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Residents of Tompkins County are invited to attend meetings of the WRC and apply for WRC membership (application form). Membership in the WRC is a great opportunity for citizens to provide input into the decisions that are made about our local environment. The Water Resources Council meets the third Monday of each month from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. Meetings that conflict with federal holidays are rescheduled. There is usually no meeting in August. For more information, contact the Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department. Learn more about us.

Please note the WRC will meet Monday, June 26, in observance of Juneteenth.

News & Highlights

  • Total Maximum Daily Load for Cayuga Lake
  • Invasive Species
  • Wetlands
  • Hydrofracking
  • Lake Source Cooling


Presentations to the Water Resources Council  

  • Cayuga Lake Monitoring Partnership
  • Wetlands Mapping
  • Climate Change
  • Marcellus Gas Drilling
  • Watershed Protection
  • Aquifer Study
  • TCSWD: Using Compost for Best Management Practices/Pony Hollow I-4 Project


  • Cayuga Lake Monitoring Partnership
  • Education/Outreach
  • Executive
  • Grants/Finance
  • Municipal Training
  • Nominating/Membership
  • Regional Watershed Coordination
  • Watershed Rules and Regulations
  • Water Withdrawals

Business and Administrative Items

  • Agendas
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Annual Reports
  • Resolutions
  • Water Quality Strategy
  • Work Program


Acronyms Related to Water Resources

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