The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is preparing a Comprehensive Water Resources Plan that honors the Environmental Protection and Sustainability of our Tribal Lands and Resources for the next 50 years. This is a multi-year study that the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are joining forces to complete.

Through this joint endeavor, several initial projects have already taken place. For instance, the USGS has gathered geographic and hydrologic data that characterizes the water use and water quality within our tribal jurisdictional boundaries, including a Digital Hydrologic Atlas. The CPN has also joined forces with an economist from Oklahoma City University (OCU) to complete an Economic Water Demand Analysis. With the successful implementation of this plan, a guide for decision-making to sustain water availability for tribal development for the next 50 years will result.

Anyone who would like to have any further information on this project can contact Jim Collard or Lakisha Meade in the CPN Planning and Economic Development Department at 405-275-3121.