Waterbody

Recommendations and Commitments

Accomplishments

Cayuta Creek & Minor Tribs

(0603-0022)

02050103/220

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

** County

Commitments

NRCS is funding the purchase of four WRP sites on one farm in Chemung County.

NRCS, USC will continue to identify priority wetland sites & seek WRP, CRP or other funding in Chemung and Schuyler Counties.

Chemung Co will implement NYS Bond Act flood control project to purchase 3 houses and remove one county bridge.

Schuyler Co. plans to remove one additional house from flood zone; it has applied to FEMA for flood mitigation funds.

Schuyler Co. will inventory and evaluate streambanks to select priority sites and seek funding for stream corridor stabilization projects

Schuyler County SWCD will focus education for public officials on the importance of wetlands in Cayuta Creek corridor.

 

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• Jackson Creek and Cayuta Creek riparian areas identified as priorities; meetings with landowners and highway Superintendent have occurred.

• House has been removed with FEMA funding and town assistance.

• Partially done.

• Partially done and wetland remediation areas are being identified.

• Hydroseeding activities continue for road bank and road ditches for the Town of Barton

Cayuta Lake

(0603-0005)

02050103/220

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• Schuyler CWQCC should create a watershed association, rather than reactivating a lake association, and encourage it to investigate sources (onsite systems) and develop solutions.

Commitments

Upper Susquehanna Coalition will provide DEC with documentation of anoxic conditions.

• Not done.

 

 

 

• Schuyler SWCD sent oxygen profiles of Cayuta Lake to DEC

Little Choconut Creek and Tribs

(0603-0017)

02050103/010

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

** Medium

Recommendations:

• Broome County should remove sediment from flood control structures

• DEC should verify stress to aquatic life

• Broome has removed some sediment, project still in progress

Big Choconut Creek and Tribs.

(0603-0019)

02050103/050

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Town of Vestal should build a salt storage facility.

• Upper Susquehanna Coalition should complete assessment of potential wetland sites.

Commitments:

Broome County has identified this as a priority watershed for implementation of phase 2 stormwater regulations

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

• Vestal salt storage proposal submitted

• USC completed road, stream and wetland surveys

• This Watershed is a CEM pilot project for Community self-assessment

• Broome initiated Stormwater Phase II process

• 1 WRP wetland developed

• USC LLC project completed

Nanticoke Creek, Lower and Tribs

(0603-0045)

02050103/060

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

* County

Recommendations:

• Broome County should remove sediment from NRCS flood control ponds.

Commitments:

Broome County has identified the lower creek as a priority watershed for implementation of Phase II stormwater regulations

USDA/NRCS will continue its accelerated CRP program in this watershed to create riparian buffers

• Broome has removed some sediment, project still in progress

• AMA, CRP, WRP and Intensive grazing in progress

• Broome completed road ditch assessments

Nanticoke Creek, Middle and Tribs

(0603-0004)

02050103/060

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

* County

Recommendations:

• Broome County should remove sediment from NRCS flood control ponds.

 

Commitments:

USDA/NRCS will continue its accelerated CRP program in this watershed to create riparian buffers

• Broome SWCD and SUNY Binghamton studying nutrient attenuation by wetlands

Apalachin Creek and Tribs

(0603-0014)

02050103/090

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments:

Town of Owego & Tioga County SWCD completed bank stabilization project on Long Creek (Objectives: to reduce sediment loading to a major tributary of Susquehanna River). [funded through NYS EPF ‘98-‘99.]

Town of Owego Sewer District #2 WWTP, which discharges to the mouth of Apalachin Creek, has completed plant evaluation as per DEC consent order. This facility was identified by the USEPA/Chesapeake Bay initiative for possible funding for biological nitrogen removal.

• Hydroseeding activities continue for road bank and road ditches for the Town of Owego

Waterbody

Recommendations and Commitments

Accomplishments

Catatonk Creek

02050103/120

* Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations:

• Tioga & Tompkins Counties should hydroseed roadbank and streambank.

• Tioga & Tompkins Counties should educate municipal officials on the benefits of hydroseeding

Recommendations:
• Tioga & Tompkins Counties should hydroseed roadbank and streambank.
• Tioga & Tompkins Counties should educate municipal officials on the benefits of hydroseeding

Commitments:
USC will develop strategic plan to address all watershed issues using multibarrier approach.
USC will seek funding from EPA and USFW to construct flood attenuation wetlands.
USC will write proposal for WRP special focus area.
USC will partner with NYSDOT to develop wetlands which will protect bridge in Spencer.
USC will collect hydrologic and stream corridor info to determine restoration needs.
USC will install pilot stream design structures .
USC will support watershed association.
Watershed associations will generate and implement strategic plan, time, and funding
Tioga County priority area for locally led Conservation (USC-LLC Data collection). (See Appendix)
DEC will conduct additional macroinvertibrate sampling during next round of RIBS
USC will write proposal to remove houses from floodplain.

• Hydroseeding activities continue for road bank and road ditches for the Town of Candor

• Tioga has begun road ditch/road bank and stream bank assessments

• The Tioga WQCC is in its third year of stream cleanup in this watershed

• Tioga WQCC supported a Rural Design clinic on two potential gravel mine sites for conceptual reclamation designs

• CNMP written for one CAFO farm

• Strategic Plan written Catatonk; funding secured from USFWS, US Army COE, EPA and NYS EPF for wetland construction. One wetland project completed.

• Monitoring of flows and sediment loading being conducted by USC and SUNY Binghamton

• Demonstration LIDAR being flown for Sulphur Springs for wetland design support

• Locally led stream and wetland assessments completed

• Tioga Planning and Health identified potential and real contamination source point locations and in the Town and Village of Candor. Five hundred and eighty two visits resulted in 142 completed surveys

General for entire Owego Creek watershed 02050103/140

Recommendations:
• Tioga & Tompkins Counties should hydroseed roadbank and streambank.
• Tioga & Tompkins Counties should educate municipal officials on the benefits of hydroseeding.
• BMP operation, maintenance, and other Farm Bill programs should continue
• GRAZE NY/PPF funding for rotational grazing
Commitments:
USC will work with counties to determine need for and type of stream cooridor restoration (JIM will have specifics and locations)
Continue to apply for emergency watershed protection money in times of flooding
USC will work with Tioga and Tompkins counties to encourage local leadership for Owego creek watershed which may lead to grass roots watershed association and watershed strategy
Tompkins County has identified the headwaters of Owego creek as priority watershed for USC/LLC activities. (See Appendix)
NRCS/SWCD are providing technicial assisstance for CNMPs sites (3 CNMP for 1 cafo and 2 smaller farms for TOMPKINS County)
Flood hazard mitigation funds to alleviate future problems Tompkins County.

• Hydroseeding activities continue for road bank and road ditches for the Town of Owego
• Tioga has begun road ditch/road bank and stream bank assessments
• The Tioga WQCC is in its third year of stream cleanup in this watershed
• CNMP’s written for two CAFO farms
• Tioga initiated a natural stream design/restoration project along stream where a railroad bridge abutment is failing
• Tioga County will invite all town highway superintendents to a road ditch
• Tioga County WQCC conducted an agricultural pesticide clean sweep program through a NYS DEC mini-grant
• Tompkins - Held a workshop for the highway superintendents and crews on proper roadbank maintenance Fall 2002. DPW departments in the watershed attended. One of the topics was hydro-seeding. Have not completed any sites yet but plan to in soring/summer 2003.
• Starting to develop Owego Creek Watershed Management Plan. Working on a grant application for stream restoration on a 3,000 ft. stretch of Owego Creek that will include stretches in both Tompkins and Tioga counties.
• CAFO CNMP in development, 1 other CNMPcompleted,
others in progress. Two CRP Buffers implemented in
watershed, a total of 20 acres.
• CEM nominated community (Town of Caroline) for
Tompkins County

East Branch Owego Creek, Upper and Tribs

(0603-0034)

02050103/140

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

See general Recommendations and Commitments for entire Owego Creek Watershed

 

 

 

 

West Branch Owego Creek, Upper and Tribs

(0603-0035)

02050103/140

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

See general Recommendations and Commitments for entire Owego Creek Watershed

   

Owego Creek and minor Tribs.

(0603-0031)

02050103/140

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

See general Recommendations and Commitments for entire Owego Creek Watershed

   

Doolittle Creek and Tribs.

(0603-0010)

02050103/140

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

See general Recommendations and Commitments for entire Owego Creek Watershed

   

Pipe Creek and Tribs.

(0603-0027)

02050103/160

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• USC should assess streambank erosion and identify restoration techniques and sites

• DEC should conduct a complete biological survey of the Pipe Creek watershed to identify water quality impacts during the next Susquehanna River Basin RIBS monitoring.

 

Commitments:

Tioga County will continue the use of hydroseeder.

NRCS/SWCD are providing technicial assisstance for CNMPs for two farms. Tioga County SWCD received a Bond Act agricultural nonpoint source grant for two manure storage structures and BMPs on those farms.

• Hydroseeding activities continue for road bank and road ditches for the Town of Tioga

Pumpelly Creek and Tribs.

(0603-0029)

02050103/170

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

** County

Recommendations:

• USC should assess streambank erosion and identify restoration techniques and sites 

• Tioga County proposed as an EQIP priority area for 2001.

• Tioga County should continue the use of hydroseeder.

• NRCS, USC will continue to identify priority wetland sites & seek WRP, CRP or other funding in Tioga County.

    

Susquehanna River, Lower, Main Stem

(0603-0016)

02050103

*** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments:

Upstream work/recommendations in Broome County will improve water quality in these reaches

    

Susquehanna River, Lower, Main Stem

(0603-0015)

02050103

*** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

      

              

Susquehanna River, Lower, Main Stem

(0603-0013)

02050103

*** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments:

NYSDEC is working with Chesapeake Bay/EPA to seek funding for biological nutrient removal at the Endicott sewage treatment plant.

          

Susquehanna River, Lower, Main Stem

(0603-0002)

02050103/010, 020, 030

*** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments:

Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is under a 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.

Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant is under DEC consent order and is being upgraded for ammonia removal, including $4.5 million from EPA to implement biological nitrogen removal to be completed in 2002.

• Broome initiated Stormwater Phase II process

Wappasening Creek

02050103/190

           

• Hydroseeding activities continue for road bank and road ditches for the Town of Nichols

• The Tioga WQCC is in its third year of stream cleanup in this watershed

Little Nanticoke Creek

02050103/100

                  

• The Tioga WQCC is in its third year of stream cleanup in this watershed

 

 

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