Waterbody

Recommendations and Commitments

Accomplishments

Smith Pond

(0502-0012)

02050105/070

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• Lake Association should conduct dye tests and education programs to convince homeowners of the importance of on-site issues.

• Thru WQCC a educational program with testing is planned to occur in 2003

Lake Salubria

(0502-0011)

02050105/120

*** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• DEC and municipality should find state and local funding to connect to the Village of Bath sewer system.(note lack of homeowner commitment)

• Lake Association should conduct education programs to teach homeowners the importance of sewering.

Commitments

Steuben County will continue to harvest weeds (with funding through FLLOWPA & SWCD)

• Yes - SWCD will continue to harvest weeds only on an as needed basis

Cohocton River

(0502-0010)

02050105/120

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• EFC / DEC should continue promoting public wastewater facilities for Kanona, Savona, Campbell and Coopers Plains

Commitments

DEC will include nutrient limits in Polly-O Campbell permit.

• Polly-O is updating their treatment system -- DEC will have more info

Lamoka Lake

(0502-0001)

02050105/100

*** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

 

Waneta Lake

(0502-0002)

02050105/100

*** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• Schuyler CWQCC is considering initiating septic tank cost share program, e.g. pumping, inspections, replacement, using funds from FL-LOWPA and possibly County Dept. of Health (county-wide, but focussing on these lakes).

• Schuyler County should hire watershed inspector (possibly through tax district)

• Schuyler County should target Lake Association for outreach/education on need for watershed rules/regs (need for zoning, planning)

• Schuyler County should develop enforceable watershed rules and regulations and wastewater, septic & agricultural BMPs

Commitments

Waneta/Lamoka Lake Assoc has developed weed control strategy and is developing a tax district to fund weed control.

Lake Assoc has received $60,000 funding through a legislative initiative to develop a lake management plan as prerequisite for use of SONAR.

Both Schuyler & Steuben counties will continue to spend Lake Assoc & FL-LOWPA funds for biological research.

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• Program is funded but sites need to be prioritized.

 

• Not done.

• Partially done.

• Partially done, are currently forming a stormwater committee.

 

 

• Tax District has been developed.

• Partially done.

• Not done.

Tobehanna Creek (from Co. Rte. 23 to Lamoka Lake)

(0502-0007)

02050105/100

** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

* County

Recommendations

• Schuyler County should continue monitoring status of land uses and gather more information about downstream impacts.

Commitments

Schuyler Co. SWCD & WQCC will continue working with Waneta/ Lamoka Lake Association to develop management plan.

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• Schuyler SWCD applied for a grant to fund writing the plan but didn’t receive it.

Steuben couldn't committ funding in 2002 -- funding will be available for 2003

Meads Creek

(0502-0008)

02050105/110

*** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• DEC should work with SEMO to obtain FEMA funding

• DEC should purchase approx 150 acres open space south of Monterey crossing Meads Creek (joining two state forest segments) Currently owned by one individual. Consider Nature Conservancy as partner.

Commitments

Steuben County has applied for FEMA funding for stream stabilization in Meads Creek. (County has two applications pending.)

Schuyler & Steuben Counties will conduct LLC (Locally led Conservation) project. (See Appendix)

Schuyler & Steuben County SWCD are implementing BMPs to control streambank erosion in this watershed.

• Not done.

• Not done.

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential.

• 3270 feet of riparian buffer fencing along Meads Creek and tribs funded through CRP.

• Entire Creek surveyed for wetland potential; $200,000 secured through EPF for wetland construction

• Funding has been acquired thru FEMA and the project is 95% completed. Will be using Camp Monterey inmates to plant willows along the streambank in 2003. SWCD acquired a DEC NPS grant for additional project work in 2003.

Newtown Creek

050105/170

Recommendations

• DEC region should verify extent of CSO problems.

   

Newtown Creek from Erin to Horseheads

(0501-0007)

02050105/170

** Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments

Chemung County will work with Federation of Sportsmen to monitor water quality; conduct biomonitoring; test for fuel components in headwaters of Newtown Creek.

Chemung County will inventory stream corridor erosion to identify priority locations & activities for stream corridor restoration.

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• Federation of Sportsmen are doing monitoring within the watershed.

Koppers Pond

(0501-0012)

02050105/170

*** Water Quality

* Natural Resources

* County

Commitments

USEPA is lead for PCB clean-up.

   

Seeley Creek from Mudlick Creek to Rte14 near Southport

(0501-0013)

02050105/200

* Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Recommendations

• NYS Dept. of Transportation should incorporate natural stream design restoration practices in its road construction.

• NRCS or Chemung County should digitize recompiled soils for Seeley Creek watershed.(Chemung County has recompiled soils in NY portion of Seeley Creek watershed for digitization.)

• Chemung County recommends that DEC fund Bond Act Project 2000WQI4070 for wetland development in the Seeley Creek Watershed.

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• Hired Cornell to digitize recompiled soils for Seeley Creek watershed and is complete.

•DEC has funded the Bond Act Project 2000WQI4070 for wetland development in Seeley Creek watershed.

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Seeley Creek from Mudlick Creek to Rte14 near Southport

(0501-0013)

02050105/200

* Water Quality

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments
Chemung County has requested NRCS funding for purchase of seven WRP sites.
NRCS, USC will continue to identify priority sites & seek WRP, CRP or other funding in Chemung & Steuben.
Chemung County & Seeley Creek Watershed Assoc (joint NY/PA assoc) will inventory & evaluate streambanks to select priority sites & seek funding for stream corridor stabilization projects using geomorph & other techniques.
USC will work with PA to develop wetland projects in Pennsylvania which will benefit NYS portion.
Chemung County will support maintenance of existing flood attentuation wetlands & conduct public outreach to increase public commitment to building support for additional wetlands.
Chemung County District Conservationist will provide technical support for implementation of Seeley Creek restoration projects.
USC will develop watershed management plan for Seeley Creek Watershed by 9/30/01.
Chemung County, USC & Seeley Creek Watershed Assoc support Sen. Schumer’s $1.2 million request for watershed restoration in the NY portion of Seeley Creek.
High priority LLC: Chemung County will conduct LLC
(Locally led Conservation) project. (See Appendix)

• Five sites have been restored under WRP.

 

 

•Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentley Creek

02050105/240 & 250

*** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments

Bentley Creek Watershed Assoc (joint NY/PA assoc) will develop bi-state stormwater management & corridor management plan funded by PA’s Growing Greener.

NRCS Small Watershed (PL566) will address flooding & bank erosion underway. PA lead, NY participating.

Chemung County will provide DEC with data on impact of flooding (NYS) & bank erosion (PA).

Premiere Pilot for fluvial geomorphology with combined funding from PA (DEP-Growing Greener, Bradford County), Chemung County, USF&W, US Forest Service, EPA, & DEC (ppg), CVI (Canaan Valley Institute). Project will be done as a joint effort by USF&W, Bradford County, PA, and Chemung County, NY.

DEC will conduct biomonitoring on NY portion in 2004.

   

Cohocton River (Upper)

(0502-0003)

02050105/020

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

** County

Recommendations

• EFC / DEC should continue promoting public wastewater facilities for Avoca, Atlanta & Cohocton

  

Stocking Creek

(0502-0016)

02050105/090

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County

Commitments

Farm in the watershed has implemented manure composting and Steuben County SWCD is working with farm to develop a silage/leachate catchment system.

DEC will conduct assessment of this waterbody in 2004

• Project completed - a Bion system was installed and now applying for grant funding to establish a invessel composting system.

Post Creek Headwaters

(0501-0004)

02050105/130

** Water Quality

** Natural Resources

*** County (Steuben, Schuyler & Chemung)

Recommendations

• Schuyler County should refer the location of the abandoned gas station to DEC for further verification.

• Chemung County DOH should focus on inspections & corrections of individual septic systems in Beaver Valley area.

Commitments

DEC (Solid Waste) will continue work with metals reclamation operation. (Consent Order in place)

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• Abandoned gas station- Not done.

Neil Creek

02050105/030

Recommendations

• Towns of Avoca, Fremont and Howard should consider land use laws to protect against stromwater runoff/flooding problems.

  

Tenmile/Salmon Creeks

02050105/040

Recommendations

• EFC/DEC should continue promoting public wastewater facilities for Village of Avoca.

  

Upper Fivemile

02050105/050

Recommendations

• Hamlet of Prattsburgh should explore NYS revolving loan funds for septic system maintenance district or other solution

  

Campbell Creek

02050105/080

Recommendations

• Towns of Bath and Howard should consider Master Plans and agricultural protection measures by working with County Planning and Farmland Protection Board.

• Subdivision law needs upgrade to close loopholes.

  

Sing Sing Creek

02050105/140

Recommendations

• NYSDOH continue monitoring former landfill for potential contamination.

• Town of Big Flats, Town of Catlin, and Town of Corning continue to enforce stormwater regulations and improve subdivisions to avoid poorly drained sites.

• USC assessed road ditches and road banks for erosion potential

• CEM nominated community in Chemung County

Monkey Run/Wiskey Creeks

02050105/150

Recommendations

• Adopt stromwater management regulations in the Town of Caton.

• Big Flats should institute groundwater monitoring for warnings of potential contamination at other wells.

Commitments

DEC is monitoring spill clean up

City of Corning designated as urban area for SPDES Phase II regulations. City to apply for and implement permit.

Town of Caton is updating its Master Plan. Important element is stormwater management.

     

Hoffman Creek

02050105/160

Commitments

City of Elmira continues to enforce Watershed Rules and Regulations protecting the Hoffman Reservoir.

  

Hendy/Cold Creeks

02050105/180

Recommendations

• Excellent opportunity for wetland restoration for flood retention potential.

• City of Elmira designated as urban area for SPDES Phase II regulations. City to apply for and implement permit.

Commitments

Chemung County/Elmira Sewer Districts are undertaking GIS mapping of all sewer lines and are working with DEC on combined sewer overflow (CSO) separation.

  

 

 

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