Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs)

What are WIPs?

Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) document the steps, measures, and practices Maryland and its local jurisdictions will take and implement to achieve and maintain the final Chesapeake Bay TMDL by the year 2025.

Maryland's WIPs are in three distinct phases: Phase I (2010); Phase II (Update of Phase I adopted in 2012); Phase III (Address the pollution reductions needed from 2018 to 2025).  

Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plans

Bay States' Watershed Implementation Plans

To see all phases of WIPs created by the Bay States, please use the link provided below.


Looking for WIP Development?

MDE provides outreach, guidance, and technical assistance for developing and implementing Watershed Implementation Plans.

Learn more about WIP Development.


Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments to mde.chesapeakewip@maryland.gov​.​