MBI Executive Summary


The water quality of Moultonborough Bay Inlet (MBI) is threatened by harmful pollutants in nonpoint source (NPS) pollution from developed areas in the watershed. The desirability of MBI as a recreational destination, and increasingly as a permanent residence for newcomers, will likely stimulate continued population growth in the future. Thus, taking proactive steps to properly manage and treat NPS pollution in the MBI watershed is essential for continued ecosystem health and recreational enjoyment by future generations.

The Moultonborough Bay Inlet Watershed Restoration Plan provides a roadmap for preserving the water quality of MBI, and provides a mechanism for procuring funding (e.g., Section 319 grants) to secure actions needed to achieve the water quality goal. USEPA requires that a watershed plan (or an acceptable alternative plan) be created so that communities become eligible for watershed assistance implementation grants.

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