Waterbody Name

Commitments and Recommendations

2002 Accomplishments

Chenango River, Upper, Main Stem

(0602-0069)

02050102/020

.** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Chenango and Madison Counties recommend enhanced CRP and BondAct/EPF/PPG funding for this area.

• NYSDEC should expand watershed information and education work at Rogers Environmental Education Center and develop an interpretive program for nonpoint source pollution.

• NYSDEC Fish and Wildlife should analyze walleye, gamefish, and snapping turtles from this reach of river to determine magnitude and extent of mercury contamination

• Madison County should establish protection for municipal groundwater supplies for Morrisville, Hamilton, and Earlville.

Commitments:

Madison County will propose this watershed as an EQIP priority area for 2002.

Chenango and Madison Counties will focus on this area for other farm bill programs such as CRP, and WRP (riparian buffers).

Madison and Chenango Counties and Upper Susquehanna Coalition will conduct LLC (Locally led Conservation) project. Emphasis will be on the main stem floodplain. (See Appendix)

• As of January, 2003 , official rules for enhanced CRP (CREP) have not been published. It is expected that CREP will only be available along water segments listed on the Priority Water Bodies List (PWL). As such, parts of the Chenango River in Chenango County will be eligible. Hunt Creek and a number of lakes in Madison County will also be eligible.

• So far EPF/ Bond Act/ PPG funding has not been received for the Chenango River watershed. It is expected that a Round X EPF Application will be submitted by Madison County SWCD.

• Wellhead Protection Plans were written in 1995 by the Madison County Planning Department for municipal water supplies in Morrisville, DeRuyter, Hamilton, Georgetown, and Earlville.

• A multicounty 2002 EQIP proposal for Madison and Chenango Counties was submitted and approved. Because of EQIP rules, all of the money was committed to one large farm. Farm went out of business. Money will go back to Washington with no benefit to the watershed

Chenango River, Upper, Main Stem

(Continued)

                 

• Two WRP projects were completed in Madison County. Chenango County has done more CRP work/

• LLC Projects were conducted in 2001 on the Chenango River Floodplain by Madison and Chenango Counties. A report was produced.

Handsome Brook and minor Tribs.

(0602-0070)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

* County

Commitments:

Same as Chenango River, Upper, Main Stem above.

                 

Pleasant Brook and minor Tribs.

(0602-0071)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

* County

         

            

Norwich Reservoirs

(0602-0010)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

* County

Recommendations

• City of Norwich should conduct/complete sanitary survey and management plan.

• City of Norwich should install wastewater collection system.

• City of Norwich should develop septic tank pump-out schedule as an interim measure.

            

Lebanon Reservoir

(0602-0109)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

* County

Commitments:

Same as Chenango River, Upper, Main Stem above.

As part of Chenango River Main Stem initiative, prioritize areas in these tribs. to use USC-LLC project to collect data and recommend follow up actions as appropriate

• In 2002, another LLC project was conducted in the western uplands of the Chenango River watershed in Madison County. This area includes the Lebanon Reservoir subwatershed. A report was produced.

Lake Moraine

(0602-0007)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Lake Association should conduct sanitary survey and develop management plan.

Commitments:

• Madison County SWCD will work with local lake association to determine priorities and recommend CRP projects along tribs.

• Lake Moraine sanitary survey completed in 2000.

• Lake Association has on-going cost share program for septic tank pumping.

• Lake Management plan was completed in 2002. Will be reviewed annually.

Hunt Creek and Tribs.

(0602-0051)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments

Same as Chenango River, Upper, Main Stem above.

As part of Chenango River Main Stem initiative, prioritize areas in these tribs to use USC-LLC project to collect data and recommend follow up actions as appropriate

               

Eaton Brook Reservoir

(0602-0041)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

* County

Commitments

Same as Chenango River, Upper, Main Stem above.

As part of Chenango River Main Stem initiative, prioritize areas in these tribs to use USC-LLC project to collect data and recommend follow up actions as appropriate

• Watershed for Eaton Brook Reservoir is mainly forested with less shoreline development than most Madison County Lakes.

• Madison County Planning Department in conjunction with SUNY Oneonta and Lake Association is conducting a survey of recently established zebra mussel populations in lake.

• Army Corps of Engineers is pursuing a plan to dredge 29,000 cubic yards of sediment from northwest arm of Eaton Brook Reservoir in order to reestablish walleye spawning habitat.

Payne Brook and Tribs.

(0602-0003)

02050102/020

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

* County

           

              

Canasawacta Creek, Lower and minor Tribs.

(0602-0013)

02050102/ 030

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Chenango County SWCD should assess for natural stream design.

           

Chenango River, Middle, Main Stem

(0602-0009)

02050102/050

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• All entities should focus restoration on upper reaches of the Chenango to improve lower sections.

             

Otselic River, Upper and minor Tribs

(0602-0043)

02050102/060

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• SWCDs (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison) should work with farms to control access of cattle to streambank and riparian areas and to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program.

• Otselic River initative should continue (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison, Farm Services Administration, NRCS and DEC)

• CRP installed on one farm in watershed.

Otselic River, Middle, Main Stem

(0602-0015)

02050102/070

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• SWCDs (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison) should work with farms to restrict and/or control cattle access to streambank and riparian areas.

• Otselic River initiative should continue (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison, Farm Services Administration, NRCS and DEC)

• Cornell local roads should include relevant information.

• Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison Counties should provide training and education for towns (highway superintendent) on roadbank stabilization, culvert maintenance, stormwater and other erosion/sedimentation control problems

Commitments:

Chenango County will propose nutrient management planning for round 9 EPF funding.

SWCDs (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison) will work with farms to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program

Cortland County priority area for locally led Conservation (USC-LLC Data collection). (See Appendix)

AEM planning funded under EPF

Cortland County will continue its countywide surface water

• Broome mapped farms in Otselic

• 20 acre WRP wetland developed in Broome and 3 CRP projects completed

• salt storage building completed in Broome

• Chenango County proposed nutrient management planning for round 9 EPF funding.

• Chenango County worked with farms to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program

• Road ditches and road banks assessed for erosion potential

Brakel Creek and Tribs. (0602-0046)

02050102/070

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

** County

Recommendations:

• Upper Susquehanna Coalition and Cortland & Chenango Counties and partners should prioritize areas in these tributaries as part of the Otselic River Main Stem Riparian Buffer initiative.

Commitments:

Upper Susquehanna Coalition will use locally led conservation initiative and collect data in this watershed. (See Appendix.)

    

Whitney Point Reservoir

(0602-0004)

02050102/070

*** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Broome County should control agricultural sources.

• Broome County should better regulate water levels.

Commitments:

Broome County SWCD is seeking special statewide EQIP funding for implementing BMPs to address nutrient and sediment issues on the one dairy farm in this watershed (separate from priority watershed EQIP funding)

Otselic River Riparian Buffer Initiative (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison, Farm Services Administration, NRCS and DEC) commitments to Otselic watershed improvements will enhance water quality in the Reservoir.

• Broome received Special EQIP funds for Otselic farm

• Installed 3 buffer areas in 2001/2002 in Otselic watershed.

Ellis/Melody Lake

(0602-0053)

02050102/070

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

* County

Recommendations:

• SWCDs (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison) should work with farms to restrict and/or control cattle access to streambank and riparian areas.

• Otselic River Buffer Initiative should continue (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison, FSA, NRCS and DEC)

• Provide training and education for towns (highway superintendent) on roadbank stabilization, culvert maintenance, stormwater and other erosion/sedimentation control problems. Madison County is using Steuben County’s revised manual.

• Cornell local roads should include relevant info.

Commitments:

Cortland county priority area for locally led Conservation (USC-LLC Data collection). (See Appendix)

AEM planning funded under EPF

Cortland County will continue its countywide surface water sampling program.

Cortland County SWCD will work with farms to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program

• Installed 3 buffer areas in 2001/2002 in Otselic watershed.

Merrill Creek and Tribs.

(0602-0052)

02050102/070

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• SWCDs (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison) should work with farms to restrict and/or control cattle access to streambank and riparian areas..

• SWCDs (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison)will work with farms to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program

• Otselic River Buffer Initiative should continue (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison, FSA, NRCS and DEC)

• Cornell local roads should include relevant information.

• Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison Counties should provide training and education for towns (highway superintendent) on roadbank stabilization, culvert maintenance, stormwater and other erosion/sedimentation control problems

Commitments:

Cortland County priority area for locally led Conservation (USC-LLC Data collection) (See Appendix)

AEM planning funded under EPF

Continue Cortland County-wide surface water sampling program

• Road ditch assessment completed in summer 2002. Merrill Creek used as sampling point for ongoing county-wide surface water sampling.

Tioughnioga River (East Branch)

(0602-0020)

02050102/080

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

** County

Commitments

The watershed has been an EQIP priority area for 1998, 2000, 2001 and has submitted for 2002 funds.

This watershed received a $110,000 commitment from Congressman Walsh for Ag BMPs. Cortland County SWCD will develop Information and Education program to involve farms in the county on where/how this funding should be spent

In 2001/02, Cortland County SWCD will work with a minimum of four farms where nutrient management/Ag wastes are an issue to complete CNMPs

•Farm CNMPs completing. Worked with 12 farms installing BMPs in 2002.

• $189,000 was spent on Tioughnioga Watershed farms in Madison County in 2001 and 2002 with funding from US EPA through Congressman Walsh’s Office. Six of fourteen commercial farms in Madison County portion of watershed are actively applying nutrient management. Other Best Management Practices were installed on four farms. An additional $66,000 is expected in 2003 and 2004.

East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs.

(0602-0020)

02050102/080

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

** County

 

Entire Upper Tioughnioga Watershed

including all segments listed below

*** County

Recommendations:

• Cortland County should provide training and education for towns (highway superintendent) on roadbank stabilization, culvert maintenance, stormwater and other erosion/sedimentation control problems

• Cornell local roads should include relevant information.

• Syracuse ESF, NRCS, DEC,SWCD and County HWY depts to develop living snowfence

• AEM planning funded under EPF

 

•Held road ditch and hydroseeder demonstration in summer 2002 for highway departments

Tioughnioga River

(Continued)

 

Commitments

This watershed is a high priority for Cortland County. Cortland County has been an EQIP priority area for 1998, 2000, 2001 and has submitted for 2002 funds.

Cortland County will continue its countywide surface water sampling program.

Cortland County SWCD will work with farms to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program

Cortland County SWCD will continue training for EQIP participants and reimbursement to landowners for attending training

Cortland County SWCD will continue technical support to Cortlandville by reviewing stormwater plans (Town Stormwater ordinance)

Cortland County SWCD will continue wellhead protection efforts, helping communities delineate and develop wellhead protection plans.

• Surface water sampling program ongoing. Buffer areas currently being identified with 3 planned for spring. Stormwater plans continually reviewed for Cortlandville. Wellhead protection program in progress for Virgil.

Factory Brook and Tribs

(0602-0025)

02050102/080

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

See East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs (0602-0020),02050102/080 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

Commitments:

DEC will continue macro invertebrate sampling (pre and post BMP implementation) by DEC

             

Tully Lake

(0602-0018)

02050102/080

* Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

See East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs (0602-0020),02050102/080 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

Commitments:

Cortland County WQCC will continue to work with lake associations on water quality issues/concerns

• Tully Lake sampling done in summer and fall of 2002. Report generated and being reviewed for distribution.

Lower/Upper Little York Lakes

(0602-0017)

02050102/080

* Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

See East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs (0602-0020),02050102/080 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

Commitments:

Cortland County WQCC will continue to work with lake associations on water quality issues/concerns

• Little York Lake sampled in summer and fall of 2002. Depth survey also done in summer. Report not yet generated but will be done soon

Song Lake

(0602-0019)

02050102/080

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

See East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs (0602-0020),02050102/080 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

Commitments:

Cortland County WQCC will continue to work with lake associations on water quality issues/concerns

• Song Lake sampled in summer and fall of 2002. Report generated and distributed to lake association.

Cheningo Creek and Tribs

(0602-0058)

02050102/080

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

* County

See East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs (0602-0020),02050102/080 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

                

West Branch Tiough Creek and Minor Tribs

(0602-0059)

02050102/080

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

See East Branch Tioughnioga, Lower and Tribs (0602-0020),02050102/080 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

            

Dudley Creek and Tribs

(0602-0037)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Town of Lisle has requested Bond Act funds to construct a salt storage shed.

Commitments:

This watershed is a high priority for Broome County for applying roadside and streambank erosion controls Broome County has been an EQIP priority area for 1997, 2001, 2002 ($300,000)

SWCDs (Broome, Cortland) will work with farms to identify areas for CRP andWRP implementation programs to coordinate with EQIP work.

Broome County SWCD will finish up intensive grazing project funded under EPF grant

• Lisle proposal resubmitted

• EQIP projects being completed including CNMPs

• 15 acre WRP completed

• CRP projects completed

• Intensive grazing project completed

• Broome began road ditch/road bank assessments and has hydro seeded roadbanks

Tioughnioga River, Upper, Main Stem

(0602-0002)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

** County

Recommendations:

• City of Cortland WWTP was identified by USEPA/Chesapeake Bay initiative for possible funding for biological nitrogen removal.

• Cornell local roads should include relevant information.

• Cortland County should provide training and education for towns (highway superintendent) on roadbank stabilization, culvert maintenance, stormwater and other erosion/sedimentation control problems.

Commitments:

Cortland County SWCD will work with farms to identify areas for CCRP and riparian buffer program

Cortland County will continue its countywide surface water sampling program.

Syracuse ESF, NRCS, DEC,SWCD and County Highway dep’ts will develop living snowfence

AEM planning funded under EPF

Cortland County SWCD will continue wellhead protection efforts, helping communities delineate and develop wellhead protection plans.

• Currently identifying buffers with 3 lined up for the spring. Surface water sampling is ongoing. Living snowfence sites continued to be identified. Three fences installed in spring of 2002. Wellhead protection efforts in progress.

Tioughnioga River, Middle, Main Stem

(0602-0067)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

** County

See Tioughnioga River, Upper, Main Stem (0602-0002), 02050102/100 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

                  

Trout Brook and minor Tribs

(0602-0056)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

** County

See Tioughnioga River, Upper, Main Stem (0602-0002), 02050102/100 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

• CEM nominated community (Town of McGraw) for Cortland County

• Road ditches and road banks assessed for erosion potential

Smith Brook and Tribs

(0602-0057)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

** County

See Tioughnioga River, Upper, Main Stem (0602-0002), 02050102/100 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

                          

Hunts Creek and Tribs.

(0602-0054)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

** County

See Tioughnioga River, Upper, Main Stem (0602-0002), 02050102/100 above for recommendations and commitments affecting the entire watershed.

                   

Tioughnioga River, Lower, Main Stem

(0602-0066)

02050102/100

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Broome County should implement roadbank/streambank erosion controls in this watershed.

Commitments:

Continue Otselic River Buffer Initiative (Broome, Chenango, Cortland and Madison, FSA, NRCS and DEC) which will help address sediment issues in the lower Tioughnioga River.

• Broome began road ditch/road bank and stream bank assessments

• Broome completed CRP and WRP projects

• Continuing Otselic River Buffer Initiative, collecting data layers, road ditch assessment, and some stream assessment.

Chenango River, Lower, Main Stem

(0602-0033)

02050102/130

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Correct problems with SPDES discharge location as necessary

• Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is under DEC consent order that includes upgrading or removal of City of Binghamton’s Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), to be completed in 2002 to USEPA CSO standards and capture 85% of volume.

Commitments:

Broome County will complete implementation of rotational grazing in this watershed

Broome County will complete construction of salt storage structure to eliminate groundwater impacts.

Broome County has identified this as a priority watershed for implementation of Phase II stormwater regulations

• Broome completed 1 WRP site

• Broome completed intensive grazing projects

• Brome salt storage structure complete

• Broome initiated Stormwater Phase II process

Ballyhack Creek and Tribs.

(0602-0034)

02050102/130

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

** County

Recommendations:

• Broome County should continue to place a high priority on applying roadside and streambank erosion controls in this watershed.

• Broome initiated roadbank hydroseeding

Phelps Creek and Tribs.

(0602-0035)

02050102/130

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

* County

        

               

Osborne Creek and minor Tribs.

(0602-0030)

02050102/130

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Broome County should implement roadbank/streambank erosion controls in this watershed.

Commitments:

Broome County SWCD will assist with developing a comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP) on one large CAFO in this watershed

• Broome completed CNMP

Castle Creek

02050102/110

              

• Road ditch and road bank assessed for erosion potential

 

 

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