Part 1: Guidelines | III. Links to Other Comprehensive Plan Elements and Other Plans

Linking the Water Resources Element and the Land Use Element - Managing the amount, location and timing of growth and development​

The land use element should be influenced by the adequacy assessments described in sections III and IV of this guidance document. The size, location and structure of present and future growth areas and water and wastewater service areas should be consistent with the water resources capacities. Maps to illustrate water resource issues in relation to land use, Priority Funding Areas (PFAs), jurisdictional boundaries and watersheds should also be presented in the comprehensive plan.

In cases where development will be limited by a shortage of water supply, assimilative capacity, water infrastructure capacity or sewer infrastructure capacity, the land use element should describe how growth will be adjusted (e.g., by timing, type, rate and/or pattern) to be consistent with the time required to identify and implement additional measures to support new growth and development.

The land use element should include policy and action recommendations (or refer to policy and action recommendations in the Land Use Implementation Element) that support the proper coordination of water resource limitations and opportunities with current and future land uses.

The land use element should identify and map areas that require special measures to protect source water, water quality or other water resource values.​

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