Susquehanna-Chemung Action Plan -- Water Quality and Quantity

An Ecosystem-Based Watershed Management Plan
for the
Susquehanna and Chemung Basins of New York

Water connects us all...

GOAL: 
Keep the water clean and plentiful - it's priceless.

  • Protect and enhance local water quality, protect drinking water, and reduce pollution loads to the Chesapeake Bay by reducing the release of toxic substances, nutrients, and other pollutants.
  • Promote groundwater recharge and water conservation.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Section 1: Water Quality and Quantity

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EXISTING PLANS & DATA:

Good Resources
Chesapeake Bay Program
The Chesapeake Bay Program website includes a wealth of information about the sources of water pollution that harm the Chesapeake Bay.  The Susquehanna and Chemung Basins of New York are located in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Water Pollution - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Information about NYS water quality monitoring, compliance, and educational programs.
NYS Primary and Principal Aquifers
Maps of New York's groundwater resources with definitions of "primary aquifer" and "principal aquifer."  What is Groundwater?
Local Riverbank Clean-Up Programs
Local expertise is available to help with organizing clean-up events:  Broome County Environmental Management Council.  Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District.  Tioga County Water Quality Committee.  Friends of the Chemung River Watershed.
Lake George Watershed Conference - Status of Accomplishments and Future Priorities
The Conference was formed to facilitate cooperative implementation of the recommendations in a watershed plan.  This report documents the accomplishments and establishes future priorities.

Stakeholders

"Boundaries don't protect rivers, people do."
- Aristotle


Documents




NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 1Open File / 2.56 mb
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 2Open File / 2.59 mb
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 3Open File / 123.51 kB
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 4 - ChemungOpen File / 375.50 kB
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 4 - SusquehannaOpen File / 606.34 kB
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 5Open File / 2.33 mb
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Ch. 6Open File / 1.62 mb
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Fact SheetOpen File / 14.09 kB
NYS Watershed Restoration and Protection Action Strategy - Final AppendixOpen File / 128.00 kB

 

Learn More

Additional information, references, and recommended actions may be added to these page as the plan is implemented and updated. If you would like to get involved and share resources or suggestions, please contact a member of the ad hoc Advisory Committee or STC staff, Chelsea Robertson (; 607-962-5092). Learn more about the Suquehanna-Chemung Action Plan by selecting issues from the menu on the left. Other resources include a Project Summary handout, information about Ecosystem-Based Management, and a document library with minutes and other information.

 

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