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State Water Plan Task Force

2022 Illinois State Water Plan: (Link to Report)

Information Summary Sheet for State Water Plan ( ENG PDF / SPA PDF )

Future Task Force Meetings

  • October 16, 2023 at 1:30 PM – In person, FFA Room - IL Dept of Ag (virtual is also available)
  • January 8, 2024 at 1:30 PM - Virtual

Virtual Meetings – WebEx Link


Past meeting details

State Water Plan Implementation Progress Summary

Progress Statistics (updated 7/14/23)


Total Recommnedations


Recommendations Started


Average Progression If Started


Average Progression Overall


Sections Reporting

Plan Implementation Highlights from this Quarter

Navigation section completed two recommendations

  •  #7 - Utilize dredged material in infrastructure projects
  • #10 - Establish IDOT Marine Transportation Section

State Water Plan Contacts

For general questions relating to the State Water Plan or the State Water Plan Task Force, please contact Wes Cattoor at or 217-782-4847.

The critical issues, lead agencies and contact information are shown in the table below. 

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​# ​Issue Lead Agency​ ​Lead Individual Email
​1 ​Water Quality ​IEPA ​Michael Brown
​2 ​Climate Change ​ISWS

​Dave Kristovich

​3 ​Integrated Water Management ​OWR ​Wes Cattoor
​4 ​Long Term Funding ​IEPA Nidhan Singh

​5 ​Water Sustainability ​OWR ​Wei Han ​​
​6 ​Lake Michigan ​OWR ​Ania Bayers​
​7 ​Flood Damage Mitigation ​OWR ​Terra McParland
​8 ​Aquatic & Riparian Habitat ​ORC ​Brian Metzke
​9 ​Water Use Laws & Regulations ​OWR ​Steve Altman
​10 ​Navigation ​IDOT ​BJ Murray ​​
​11 ​Erosion & Sedimentation ​DOA ​Michael Woods
​12 ​Data Management ​ISWS ​Laura Keefer ​​
​13 ​Recreation ​ORC ​Seth Love
Brennan Caputo

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State Water Plan Task Force Members

The current State Water Plan Task Force is comprised of the following members: