Chemung County Water

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller

Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Committee

Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Committee

851 Chemung Street, Horseheads, NY 14845

Mission

In 1993, Chemung County realized a need to formulate a strategy to protect and improve water quality. The Chemung County Water Quality Committee was organized to address various water quality impairments. A strategy was written to assist with the implementation of measures to improve and maintain the quality of water in Chemung County. The Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Plan has been updated periodically, most recently in 2007.

Chemung County Water
Fishing near Tollbridge Park in the Village of Wellsburg

Goals

  • Maintain an updated listing of countywide groundwater and watershed specific water quality concerns.
  • Collect, tabulate, and consolidate available water quality information.
  • Establish a network between agencies.
  • Promote and introduce specific programs that assist with preventing or alleviating water quality impairments.
  • Educate the public on water quality issues.
  • Evaluate the program and make amendments as needed.

Assistance

The Water Quality Strategy Committee is available to municipalities to assist with improving water quality. Upon request, the committee will review projects, meet with officials and make recommendations. This service is offered to all agencies in Chemung County. 

Water Quality Monitoring Data

Members of the Water Quality Strategy Committee monitor surface waters across Chemung County for the Water Quality Stream Sampling Program.

Publications

Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Plan (2007)

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2011 Supplemental Annual Report

Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Committee
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2010 Annual Report

Chemung County Water Quality Strategy Committee
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How-To Guide for Rain Gardens

Chemung County Stormwater Coalition
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Best Management Practices During Timber Harvesting Operations

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Seeley Creek Watershed Strategic Plan (2002)

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Susquehanna-Chemung Action Plan (2012)

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Additional Resources

Chemung River Watershed

NYS DEC webpage
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Susquehanna River Watershed

NYS DEC webpage
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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program

NYS DEC webpage
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Oswego River / Finger Lakes Watershed

NYS DEC webpage
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Chemung County Lake Monitoring Reports

NYS DEC water quality sampling results
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Chemung River Subbasin Year-1 Survey: A Water Quality and Biological Assessment, June-July 2012

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
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Stories in Water Data: What the Sediment and Nutrient Assessment Program in the Susquehanna River Is Saying

Story map by Susquehanna River Basin Commission
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Guidelines for Managing Debris in Streams and Rivers

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Flooding Problems? Small Solutions with Large Results

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Water Runs Downhill: Managing Runoff on Steep Slopes

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Reporting Polluting Discharges in Chemung County

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Regional Water Quality

STC Webpage

Live in Harmony with Streams

STC Webpage

Flood Resilience

STC Webpage

Chemung County Stormwater Coalition

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Chemung County Stormwater Projects

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Chemung County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Friends of the Chemung River Watershed

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Upper Susquehanna Coalition

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Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance

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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association

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Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization

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Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance

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