The Vermilion River Water Supply and Demand Study supports the Vermilion River Watershed Management Project by integrating and assessing existing hydrologic information in the VRB, generating new knowledge on hydrologic functions in the basin, and developing tools to support water resources planning and management in the basin.
Specific objectives of the Vermilion River Water Supply and Demand Study :
Determine the current water yield (including variability) in the Vermilion River watershed and its subwatersheds.
Compare current and future water demand in the watershed and its subwatersheds with water yield.
Implement a hydrologic model for the Vermilion River watershed to: assess the effects of drainage systems and wetlands on the hydrology of the watershed; assess the effects of present flood control structures on the hydrology of the watershed; and, support future evaluation of management alternatives, growth scenarios and potential climate change effects