The James River Watershed-Based Plan is a collaborative effort between organizations and individuals who are interested in or whose mission is to help preserve and enhance the quality of the James River and the many creeks and springs that flow into it.

Click on the chart to see results of the James River Survey.

As part of the planning effort, a local public opinion survey of residents of the James River Watershed was done in September-October 2017. See results by clicking on the chart (right). This and other community input will help guide planning efforts.

Planning efforts in the past have focused upon sections of the James River watershed including the lower James River area, closer to Table Rock Lake, or Finley Creek, which flows into the James River near Nixa, MO. This current effort combines information, partners and projects throughout the James River watershed and will produce a comprehensive, whole-river approach aimed at addressing the many needs for restoration in the River and enhancing the many qualities found in this valuable community resource.

More on this project can be found at the following locations:

James River Basin Partnership

Ozarks Water Watch

Southwest Missouri Council of Governments

Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 through a MO Department of Natural Resources grant to the Southwest Missouri Council on Governments provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.