This Water Resources Management Plan describes the water resources of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the issues affecting them. This plan provides detailed descriptions of the hydrologic environment in both parks, discussion of management issues developed in two scoping sessions, and management directives in the form of project statements. Typically, a Water Resources Management Plan is preceded by a scoping meeting held at the park. In this case, the Southeast Utah Group of parks (Southeast Utah Group), which includes Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument, held two scoping meetings. The first scoping session, held in May 1996, resulted in the Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument Water Resources Scoping Report (Berghoff and Vana-Miller, 1997), and the second scoping meeting, held in September 1997, involved federal, state, and local agencies which helped to refine further the issues developed in the scoping report.
United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, "Water Resources Management Plan Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park" (1999). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 290.