Potomac Valley Compact

Establishes the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) to cooperatively preserve water quality and to conserve water and related land resources of the Potomac River Basin. ICPRB is a non-regulatory agency that promotes water quality and related land protection among the Potomac Basin states through watershed-based approaches. In 1979, the Commission created the Cooperative Water Supply operations on the Potomac (CO OP), which provides water usage forecasts and coordinates water manageĀ¬ment of the Upper Potomac Reservoirs and with the operations of the water utilities in the Washington metropolitan area.
Category: Water
Interstate Agency: Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Congress 54 Stat. 748; 84 Stat. 856 1940
D.C. DC Code Sec. 8-1601 to 8-1602 1940
Maryland Md. [Nt. Res.] Code Ann. Sec. 5-301 to 5-303 1939
Pennsylvania 32 P.S. Sec. 741 et seq. 1945
West Virginia W. Va. Code, Sec. 22C-11-1 1961