Through a grant from Administration of Native Americans (ANA), Citizen Potawatomi Nation is conducting a three year comprehensive water study. Partnering with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), extensive water quality and quantity tests have been conducted throughout the original 900 square mile of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation reservation land. Understanding our water resources is critical to effective and sustainable economic development.
October marks the beginning of the third year. During this final year, USGS will develop a ground water flow model that will be used to help ensure water sustainability by allowing CPN to better understand future water quality and quantity. The final product of the study will be the Comprehensive Water Resources Plan to include a drought plan as well as a risk management component.