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NY Watersheds Report for the Week of November 14 to 20, 2022


1790 gallons of dielectric fluid reported spilled in Lower Hudson Watershed

Unknown amounts of perfluorooctane sulfonate reported spilled in Long Island/Sound Watershed

 

 

Watershed area

Spills

HABs

IWB

Central

50

1

359

NE

3

2

70

NW

17

0

202

SW

8

0

55

Totals

78

3

686

 

Contents

Introduction

To Flows

To EPA Impaired Water Bodies 303d List

To Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts

To Spills

Sources

Central NY Watersheds

Upper Hudson River Watershed

Impaired Water Bodies (26)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (5)

Mohawk River Watershed

Impaired Water Bodies (28)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (3)

Lower Hudson River Watershed

Flows catching parts of Albany, Rensselaer, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (80)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (9 active)

Kirk Lake (1 active)

Croton Falls Reservoir (0 active)

Ashokan Reservoir (0 active)

Alcove Reservoir (0 active)

Beaver Dam Lake (4 active)

Spills (16)

Delaware River Watershed

Flows streaming over parts of Delaware, Ulster, Sullivan Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (25)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active)

Loch Sheldrake (0 active)

Spills (0)

Housatonic River Watershed

Flows: parts of Dutchess County

Impaired Water Bodies (0)

Hazardous Algae Blooms – HABs (0 active)

Spills (0)

Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Watershed

Flows taking in run-off from parts of Bronx, Queens, Kings, Suffolk, Nassau and New York Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (200)

Hazardous Algae Blooms - HABs (0 active)

Prospect Park Lake (0 active)

Agawam Lake (0 active)

Spills (26)

Northeast Watersheds

Lake Champlain Watershed

Flows

Impaired Water Bodies (29)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (4 active)

Mirror Lake (3 active)

Lake Colby (0 active)

Spills (1)

St. Lawrence River Watershed

Flows: parts of St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active)

Hyde Lake (1 active)

Spills (2)

Northwest Watersheds

Lake Ontario and Minor Tributaries

Flows considering most of Jefferson and Orleans Counties, parts of Monroe, Oswego, Wayne and Niagara Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (56)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0)

Spills (1)

Black River Watershed

Flows: Filters and drains most of Jefferson and Lewis Counties along with parts of Herkimer, Hamilton, and Oneida Counties.

Impaired Water Bodies (34)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (0)

Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed

Flows: parts of Niagara, Wyoming and Erie Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (49)

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (8)

Flows parts of Monroe, Livingston, and Allegany Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (23)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (3)

Oswego River and Finger Lakes Watershed

Flows draining parts of Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, Tompkins, Seneca, Onondaga, Yates and Ontario Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (40)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Owasco Lake (0 active)

Otisco Lake (0 active)

Spills (5)

Southwest Watersheds

Allegheny River Watershed

Flows taking in parts of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County

Impaired Water Bodies (14)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (1)

Chemung River Watershed

Flows: washing over parts of Steuben and Chemung Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (9)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Lamoka Lake Channel (0 active)

Spills (2)

Susquehanna River Watershed

Flows parts of Otsego, Broome, Chenango and Cortland Counties

Impaired Water Bodies (18)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0)

Spills (3)

Ramapo River Watershed

Flows

Impaired Water Bodies (14)

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

 

Introduction

To Flows

WTNY describes the stream flows in each of NYS 17 watersheds, including direction/path of flow, listing 1200 monitoring stations in order from headwaters to outlet, including a flow rating (where available), flow volume in cubic feet per second (CFS), the depth of flow in feet and inches, the water temperature and specific conductance (where these sensors are available). WTNY logs a snapshot of the stream flows through the state’s rivers and tributaries once a month, as per USGS Waterwatch current streamflow monitoring stations.

  • Rivers, creeks flowing much above normal or high (in the top 10% of flow volume recorded for that system) are shown in boldface;
  • flows that have breached action stage appear in red,
  • flows in flood stage appear in boldface red type.
  • Ice-affected flows are shown in italics.

Flow volume can change rapidly during snowmelt and rain events. All readings are posted as they appear as of our monthly update.  

During melting and rain events, check your local upstream station flow levels at the USGS WaterWatch Current Streamflow site or sign up for high flow alerts. Streamflow data is subject to review as sensors at the monitoring stations do malfunction from time to time. See USGS Provisional Data Statement at the end of this report for more information.

To EPA Impaired Water Bodies 303d List

The EPA requires all states update a draft list of impaired water bodies (the 303d list) every two years; providing a period for public comments, presenting the draft list to the EPA. The final 303d list is published as approved by the EPA, roughly every two years.

Impaired water bodies are defined as those with contaminants measured above threshold levels, as set by the EPA Clean Water Act, or where the desired use is impaired. The latest Draft List for New York State, covering 2020-2022 has closed for public comments, being submitted to EPA for review. (See the 2020-2022 Draft Impaired Water Bodies 303(d) List, organized by watershed area, here on this site.) The 2020-2022 Draft list includes NYS lakes, creeks, rivers and reservoirs that New York Department of Environmental Conservation has recommended for de-listing, along with water bodies requiring Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plans. The TMDL plan is a type of Clean Water Plans, established by a collaboration of municipal, industrial and environmental groups in an overlay zoning district.  

To Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts

Hazardous algae blooms are reported here as they are confirmed across the state, as found on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation NYHABs notification site.

  • active blooms are reports current within two weeks, observed reported and confirmed. These are listed by water body with date and time of the report, placed in the applicable watershed, with location information (accuracy of our location description is limited by the accuracy of the location tag in the report to NY DEC).

Contact parks management for the current information on local conditions before heading out and consider using an on-site rapid test for microcystin toxin.

 

To Spills

NYS Spill Hotline: 1-800-457-7362
National Response Center: 1-800-424-8802

Reporting from the latest records uploaded to the NYS Hazardous Spill Incidents database by County each week.

  • Spills of petroleum products of 40 gallons or more are listed weekly in the watershed in which they occur, citing location of the spill, the contaminant spilled (if known), the quantity (if known) and the resource affected (if known) surface water, groundwater, sewer, etc, and any amounts recovered at the site.

Spills over 100 gal, very toxic chemical spills and spills that impact state waters are flagged and followed up with the spiller, the state and/or EPA authorities for more information, these are marked with asterisk.*

See NY Spills Tracker for more information on these spills as it becomes available.

Note: DEC receives upward of sixteen thousand spill reports each year; each report is investigated by qualified personnel. Report files are closed when it is determined the spill is contained and under the control of the spiller or state authorities and a clean up plan is in place or completed.

 

Sources

WaterToday New York aggregates information and data from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Health, Region 2- EPA, USGS, NWS, NOAA by watershed area. The accuracy of the information contained in our reports is dependent on these sources. Provisional data statements apply, confirm data with local authorities before taking action.

 Central NY Watersheds

emptying into Atlantic Ocean at Long Island Sound

Upper Hudson River Watershed

The Upper Hudson River Watershed drains the south side of the Adirondack Mountains, originating on Mt. Marcy and flowing south; the watershed management area extends to the Albany-Rensselaer County line. From the confluence of the Mohawk River, the Lower Hudson River gathers volume and carries on south to the Atlantic via Long Island Sound tidal estuary.

Including Sacandaga River, Schroon River, Indian River, Fish Creek, Hoosic River, Batten Kill, Great Sacandaga Lake, Indian Lake, Schroon Lake, Saratoga Lake

Flows parts of Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga, Washington, Rensselaer and Warren Counties

  • Upper Hudson River drains an area of 8288 sq miles from headwaters to Albany; flow
  • at Newcomb in Essex County is below normal, 34.1% above mean at 136 cfs and 1.82 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft);
  • at North Creek in Warren County is much below normal, 33.1% above mean at 558 cfs and 3.02 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Hadley flow is much below normal, 29.9% above mean, 855 cfs and 2.2 ft deep (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Fort Edward in Washington County is much below normal: 23.5% above mean at 1440 cfs and 20.54 ft deep (flood stage 26 ft);
  • above Lock 1 near Waterford is flowing much below normal, 40.6% above mean at 3310 cfs and 30.07 ft deep (flood stage 34 ft). (flow information updated 11-10-22)
  • Hudson River 303d listed for iron, aluminum and total phenols, copper, pH, listed in 1998 for PCBs, mercury, recommended for delisting in 2022 due to flawed original analysis
  • Vanderwhacker Brook Trib 2 drains an area of .35 sq miles in Essex County before entering the Boreas River system. There are no active monitors on the Boreas, which runs through Essex County, and joins the Hudson system. Vanderwhacker Brook is unrated, 18.5% above mean at 0.05 cfs and .49 ft deep (11-10-22)
  • Durgin Brook drains an area of 6.86 sq miles of Essex County before entering the Boreas River system. Flow at Boreas River is unrated, 8.9% above mean flow at .93 cfs and 1.84 ft deep, 18.5º (11-10-22)
  • Indian River drains an area of 132 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Indian Lake is rated normal at 85% above mean flow at 217 cfs and 2.03 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)
  • Schroon River drains an area of 527 sq miles in Warren County; the flow at Riverbank is not rated, registers 1.68 ft deep (flood stage 7ft) (updated 11-10-22)
  • Glens Falls Feeder (canal) in Washington County at Dunham Basin is unrated, 1.5% above mean at 1.41 cfs and 2.15 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)
  • Sacandaga River drains an area of 1055 sq miles in Hamilton and Saratoga Counties. The flow
  • near Hope is below normal, 29.3% above mean at 359 cfs and 2.19 ft deep (flood at 7ft);
  • at Stewart’s Bridge near Hadley is flowing normal, 89.4% above mean at 2090 cfs and 3.97 ft deep (updated 11-10-22)
  • Glowegee Creek drains an area of 26 sq miles in Saratoga County. The flow near West Milton is below normal, 25.7% above mean, 10.3 cfs, 3.06 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)
  • Batten Kill drains an area of 396 sq miles of Washington County. The flow below Mill at Battenville is below normal, 36% at 225 cfs and 4.38 ft deep (flood stage 12ft). (updated 11-10-22)
  • Hoosic River originates in Massachusetts, flowing north in MA and across New York in a westerly direction before joining the upper Hudson. The Hoosic drains an area of 510 sq miles including Rensselaer County. The flow
  • near Williamstown, MA is below normal, 34.1% above mean at 86.2 cfs and 5.39 ft deep (flood stage 9ft);
  • at Eagle Bridge is flowing below normal, 31.6% above mean at 270 cfs and 2.85 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft). (updated 11-10-22)

Hoosic River 303d listed in 1998 for PCBs; proposed for de-listing in 2022 for flawed original analysis

 

Impaired Water Bodies (26)

New and existing Class 5 impaired water bodies (26), by type, County, year of listing and contaminants/concerns in regular text, with 15 of these water bodies proposed for de-listing in whole or in part – see full list under Central tab

Drinking Water Reservoirs on the Impaired List:

  • Schaghticoke Reservoir (1102-0015) in Rensselaer County, listed in 2006 for PCBs, recommended for delisting in 2022 for flawed analysis

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (5)

  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Glen St in Glens Falls – Warren. Hudson River affected. *
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 100 block of Broad St in Hudson Falls – Washington. File closed Nov 8.
  • Nov 10 – 55 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident on State Route 29 and Hoffman Rd in Milton – Saratoga.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to equipment failure at Cumberland Farms on 527 route 67 in Malta – Saratoga.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 200 block of Hudson River Rd in Waterford – Saratoga.

 

 

Mohawk River Watershed

The Mohawk River originates in the western Adirondacks and the Tug Hill Plateau and flows 140 miles to the east where it joins the Hudson River. Sections of the Mohawk River also serve as the New York State Barge (Erie) Canal.

Including Schoharie Creek, West Canada Creek, East Canada Creek; Hinkley Reservoir, Delta Reservoir, Peck Lake, Schoharie Reservoir; joins the Hudson River below Albany.

Flows draining parts of Schenectady, Oneida, Herkimer, Montgomery, and Albany Counties

  • Mohawk River drains an area of 3450 sq miles in Oneida, Herkimer, Montgomery, Schenectady, and Albany Counties. The flow
  • at Delta Dam near Rome in Oneida County is flowing normal 58% above mean at 226 cfs and 2.43 ft deep;
  • near Utica in Herkimer County is unrated, 37.4% above mean at 520 cfs and 5.06 ft deep (flood stage 403 ft);
  • at Little Falls is much below normal, 40.2% above mean 1130 cfs and 5.51 ft deep;
  • at Fonda is unrated, 47.8% above mean at 2430 cfs and 10.64 ft deep, 9.8°C;
  • at Amsterdam in Montgomery County unrated, 35.1% above mean 2350 cfs and 9.02 ft deep, 6°C ;
  • at Lock 8 near Schenectady in Schenectady County, 9.8 ft deep and 9.8°C with a specific conductance of 309 µS/cm;
  • at Freeman’s Bridge in Schenectady County is unrated, flowing 49.8% above mean at 2510 cfs and 9.84 ft deep (flood stage 20ft);
  • at Rexford in Saratoga County unrated, 9.75 ft, 10.1°C and 314 µS/cm;
  • at Vischer Ferry Dam is 9.72 ft deep;
  • at Cohoes in Albany County is flowing normal, 42.1% above mean at 2580 cfs and 9.53 feet deep, measured above the confluence with the Hudson River (flood stage 20ft). (updated 11-10-22)

Listed 303d for aluminum, copper, low oxygen, fecal coliform, PCBs

  • Oriskany Creek drains an area of 144 sq miles in Oneida County into the Mohawk River. The flow at Oriskany is unrated, 27.45% above mean at 71.3 cfs and 2.46 ft deep (updated 11-10-22)
  • Sauquoit Creek drains an area of 59.8 sq miles of Oneida County into the Mohawk River. The flow at Whitesboro is unrated, 29.15% above mean at 29.6 cfs and 1.37 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)

Sauquoit Creek 303d listed in 2002 for PCBs, proposed for delisting in 2022 for flawed original analysis

  • Moyer Creek drains an area of 18.2 sq miles in Herkimer County. The flow at Frankfort is unrated, 27.1% above mean at 7.04 cfs and down again, 2.17 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)
  • West Canada Creek drains an area of 560 sq miles in Herkimer County into the Mohawk River. The flow
  • near Wilmurt is unrated, 21.4% above mean at 165 cfs and 2.66 ft deep;
  • at Kast Bridge in Herkimer County is rated much below normal, 41.6 % above mean at 568 cfs and up slightly, 2.81 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)

West Canada Creek 303d list: Upper and minor tributaries (1203-008) in Herkimer County, listed in 1998, 2004 for pH

  • ­­­­East Canada Creek drains an area of 289 sq miles of Herkimer County into the Mohawk system. The flow at East Creek in Herkimer is rated much below normal, 3.65% above mean flow at 26 cfs and 1.05 ft deep (updated 11-10-22)
  • Steele Creek drains an area of 26.4 sq miles in Herkimer County into the Mohawk River. The flow at Ilion is unrated, 33.3% above mean at 11.5 cfs and 2.42 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)

Steele Creek 303d listed in 2004 for total phosphorous; listed in 2004 for silt/sediment, proposed for delisting in 2022 for flawed original analysis

  • Fulmer Creek drains an area of 21.7 sq miles of Herkimer County into the Mohawk system. The flow at Mohawk is unrated, 13.2% above mean at 4.02 cfs and 1.99 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)
  • Otsquago Creek drains an area of 61 sq miles in Montgomery County into the Mohawk system. The flow at Fort Plain is below normal, 15.7% above mean at 9.19 cfs and 1.2 ft deep. (updated 11-10-22)
  • Canajoharie Creek drains an area of 59.7 sq miles in Montgomery County. The flow at Canajoharie is unrated, 13.2% above mean at 11.5 cfs and 1.53 ft deep (updated 11-10-22)
  • Schoharie Creek drains an area of 886 sq miles of Schoharie County flowing north to join the Mohawk River;
  • near Lexington is unrated, 47.4% above mean at 83.4 cfs and 2.25 ft deep;
  • at Prattsville is flowing normal, 30.2% above mean at 143 cfs and 3.26 ft deep (flood at 12ft);
  • at Gilboa is flowing unrated, ---% above mean at 10.3 cfs and 9.38 ft deep (flood stage 17 ft),
  • near North Blenheim is unrated, 3.5% above mean at 28.6 cfs, and 1.92 ft deep;
  • at North Blenheim is flowing normal, 3.05% above mean at 15.2 cfs and .55 ft deep;
  • at Breakabeen is below normal, 6.5% above mean at 44.9 cfs and 1.21 ft deep (flood stage 11ft);
  • at Middleburgh is not rated, 8.1% above mean at 58.1 cfs and 4.43 ft deep;
  • at Schoharie is 4.62 ft deep;
  • at Esperance, 1.38 ft deep;
  • at Burtonsville in Schoharie County is normal, 11.8% above mean, 124 cfs and .96 ft deep, (flood stage 6ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Fox Creek drains an area of 99 sq miles in Schoharie County. The flow near Schoharie is unrated, 11% above mean at 19.8 cfs and 2.51 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Little Schoharie Creek drains an area of 18.1 sq miles of Schoharie County. The flow near Middleburgh is unrated, 22.8% above mean at 5.07 cfs and 1.87 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • West Kill drains an area of 27 sq miles in Greene County. The flow
  • near Spruceton is unrated, 79.2% above mean, 7.47 cfs and .6 ft deep;
  • at West Kill is unrated, 51% above mean at 5.98 cfs and .54 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • East Kill drains an area of 35.6 sq miles in Greene County. The flow near Jewett Center is unrated, 31.4% above mean at 19.8 cfs and 2.81 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Manor Kill drains an area of sq miles in Schoharie County. The flow at West Conesville near Gilboa is high, 37.6% above mean at 18.2 cfs and 1.13 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Platter Kill drains an area of 10.9 sq miles in Schoharie County. Flow at Gilboa is normal, 40.6% above mean at 5.19 cfs and 1.88 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Mine Kill drains an area of 16.2 sq miles in Schoharie County. The flow at North Blenheim is below normal, 17.4% above mean at 3.67 cfs and 1.83 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Batavia Kill drains an area of 68.6 sq miles in Greene County before joining with Schoharie system. The flow at Red Falls near Prattsville is unrated, 31.8% above mean at 32.5 cfs and 2.03 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Cobleskill Creek drains an area of sq miles in Schoharie County heads north to join the Mohawk River. The flow at S. Grand Street, Cobleskill is unrated, 5.7% above mean at 10.9 cfs and 2.99 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
    • 303d listed in 2004 for fecal coliforms.

 Impaired Water Bodies (28)

 

28 sites proposed in 2020-2022 Draft 303d, for details see list on this site.

Schoharie Reservoir receives rainfall and snow melt run-off from an area of 315 sq miles in Schoharie County. Schoharie Reservoir (1202-0012), lake/reservoir in Greene County, listed in 1998 for silt/sediment; recommended for de-listing in 2022 for flawed original analysis

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (3)

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled at a commercial location on 65 14 State Route 46 in Rome – Oneida.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 3800 block of Albany St in Niskayuna – Schenectady.
  • Nov 10 – 100 gallons of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 600 block of Barnervaille Rd in Howes Cave – Schoharie.

 

 

Lower Hudson River Watershed

The Lower Hudson Watershed begins where the Mohawk River joins the Hudson system at the Troy Dam and extends down to Manhattan. The lower end of the Hudson system, 153 miles, is technically a tidal estuary, not a river.

Rondout/Wallkill Rivers, Stockport/Kinderhook Creeks, Catskill Creek, Esopus Creek, Croton River; Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir, New Croton Reservoir, Alcove Reservoir, Cross River Reservoir, Muscoot/Upper New Croton Reservoir

Flows catching parts of Albany, Rensselaer, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster Counties

  • Lower Hudson River drains the bottom end of a total area more than 12,600 sq miles in New York State.
  • At Green Island in Albany County, the Hudson is flowing normal, 53.6% above mean at 7730 cfs and 15.01 ft deep (flood stage 21.5);
  • at Albany is 2.46 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft) 12.3°C;
  • at Port of Albany, flow is reporting 2.05 ft deep, 12.2°C and 293 µS/cm;
  • the tidal estuary near Poughkeepsie station in Dutchess County flow is -.57 ft deep, 13.3°C, 296 µS/cm
  • at South Dock at West Point(Orange) -1.46 ft deep, 14.2°C with specific conductance of 1670 µS/cm;
  • at Piermont the flow is not rated, .54 ft deep (USGS flood stage 4.3 ft) ---°C and -- µS/cm (sensors are malfunctioning) (updated 11-11-22)

Lower Hudson 303d listed in 2022 for Aluminum, Copper, Iron and Total Phenols. A listing in 1998 for PCBs is suggested for delisting in 2022 due to flaws in original analysis.

  • Normans Kill drains 168 sq miles of Albany County. The flow
  • at Karlsfield is not rated, 8.31 ft deep;
  • the flow at Albany is unrated, 39.4% above mean at 40.3 cfs and 2.94 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Esopus Creek drains an area of 419 sq miles of Ulster County;
  • below Lost Clove Rd at Big Indian in Ulster the flow is unrated, 40.1% above mean at 20.3 cfs and 3.1 ft deep;
  • at Allaben is normal, 36% above mean at 56.3 cfs and up slightly, 3.27 ft;
  • at Coldbrook is rated normal, 65.4% above historic mean at 472 cfs and steady depth, 4.7 ft deep (flood 11ft) and 10°C;
  • near Lomontville is unrated, 18.6% above mean at 25.4 cfs and 2.57 ft deep;
  • at Mount Marion is normal, 26% above mean at 161 cfs and 13.21 ft deep (flood stage 20 ft). (updated 11-11-22)

 

Esopus Creek 303d listed in 2012 for turbidity; Esopus Creek, Upper, including minor tributaries (0007) in Ulster County, listed in 1998 for silt/sediment, considered for delisting in 2022 due to flawed original analysis.

  • Stony Clove Creek drains an area of 30.9 sq miles in Ulster County before entering the Ashokan Reservoir. The flow below Ox Clove at Chichester is unrated, 42.1% above mean at 30 cfs and 2.4 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Birch Creek drains an area of 12.5 sq miles in Ulster County and enters the Ashokan Reservoir. The flow at Big Indian is unrated, 91.3% above mean at 15.9 cfs and 3.03 ft deep. (updated 10-05-22)
  • Beaver Kill drains an area of sq miles in Ulster County before joining Esopus Creek. The flow at Mount Tremper is unrated, 32.5% above mean at 22.3 cfs and 6.26 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Woodland Creek drains an area of 20.6 sq miles of Ulster County. The flow
  • at Wilmot Way near Woodland is unrated, -- ft deep; (equipment malfunction apparent)
  • at Phoenicia is unrated, 40.4% above mean at 22.2 cfs and 4.04 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Valatie Kill drains an area of 9.8 sq miles of Rensselaer County before joining the Hudson; the flow near Nassau is below normal, 17.6% above mean at 2.33 cfs and 1.06 feet deep. (updated 11-11-22)

Valatie Kill 303d listed in 2010 for PCBs, considered for delisting in 2022 due to flaws in the original analysis.

  • Bush Kill drains an area of 69.3 sq miles of Ulster County before entering the Ashokan Reservoir. The flow below Maltby Hollow Brook at West Shokan is unrated, 68% above mean at 28.1 cfs and 2.56 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Hollow Tree Brook drains an area of 1.95 sq miles in Greene County, joining the Stony Clove Brook and entering Ashokan Reservoir. The flow at Lanesville is unrated, 46.2% above mean at 2.28 cfs and 2.23 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Myrtle Brook drains an area of 1.81 sq miles in Greene County. Flow at Edgewood is unrated, 30.3% above mean at 1.49 cfs and 3.89 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Warner Creek drains an area of 8.71 sq miles in Ulster County. Flow at Chichester is unrated, 64.3% above mean at 15 cfs and 1.45 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Kinderhook Creek drains an area of 329 sq miles in Columbia County before joining the Hudson River. The flow at Rossman is normal, 40.3% above mean at 146 cfs and 2.15 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Wappinger Creek drains an area of 181 sq miles of Dutchess County; the flow at Wappinger Falls is below normal, 21.8% above mean at 43.3 cfs and 2.74 ft deep (flood stage 8ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Rondout Creek drains an area of 383 sq miles in Ulster County;
  • at Lowe’s Corners is normal, 54.5% above mean at 52.9 cfs and 2.85 ft deep;
  • at Rosendale is much above normal, 33.4% above mean at 181 cfs and 9.25 ft deep (flood stage 18 ft)(updated 11-11-22)
  • Chestnut Creek drains an area of 20.9 sq miles in Sullivan County. The flow at Grahamsville is normal at 43.2% above mean at 14.5 cfs and .49 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Croton River drains an area of 378 sq miles of Westchester County into the Croton Reservoir for the New York City water supply. The flow at New Croton Dam near Croton-on-Hudson is rated normal at 48.35% above mean at 122 cfs and 1.95 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)

Croton Reservoir 303d listed in 2018 for low dissolved oxygen and total phosphorous in excess of standard

  • West Branch Croton River drains 80.4 sq miles of the Croton River basin in Westchester County. The flow
  • at Richardsville, is unrated, 6.4% above historic mean at 1.16 cfs and .74 ft deep;
  • below dam near Kent Cliffs is unrated, 16.05% above historic mean at 8.07 cfs and 1.14 ft deep;
  • near Carmel flow is 97% above historical mean flow at 31.4 cfs and 1.31 ft deep;
  • near Croton Falls is unrated, 29.3% above historical mean flow at 38.1 cfs and 3.26 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • East Branch Croton River drains an area of 81 sq miles of the Croton River basin in Westchester County. The flow
  • near Putnam Lake is unrated, 11.1% above historic mean at 11.3 cfs and 2.73 ft deep;
  • at Brewster is unrated, flowing 43.55% above historic mean at 53.4 cfs and 3.12 ft deep;
  • at Croton Falls is 65.1% above mean at 50 cfs and 1.65 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Horse Pound Brook drains an area of 3.94 sq miles in Putnam County, east of the Hudson River, into the New Croton Reservoir. The flow near Lake Carmel is 7.2% above mean at .43 cfs and .43 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Cross River drains an area of 29.9 sq miles of the Croton River basin in Westchester County. The flow
  • near Cross River is 91.6% above mean at 12.1 cfs and 1.94 ft deep,
  • at Katonah is 26.25% above historic mean at 8.71 cfs and 1.32 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Titicus River drains an area of 23.8 sq miles of the Croton River basin in Westchester County. The flow
  • at Salem Centre is unrated, 34.2% above mean at 4.74 cfs and 1.7 ft deep;
  • at Purdys Station is unrated: 42.4% above mean at 11.7 cfs and 1.65 ft deep; (updated 11-11-22)
  • Muscoot River drains an area of 19.7 sq miles of the Croton River basin in Westchester County into the Croton River and New Croton Reservoir. The flow
  • below dam at Amawalk is unrated, 49.4% above mean at 11.6 cfs and 8.45 ft deep;
  • at Baldwin Place is 99.5% above historical mean at 27.5 cfs and 4.39 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)

Muscoot River 303d listed in 2018 for ammonia and low dissolved oxygen

  • Wallkill River drains an area of 695 sq miles in Ulster County. The flow at Gardiner is below normal, 22.9% above mean, 219 cfs and 2.36 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft) (updated 11-11-22)

Wallkill River 303d listed in 2022 for pH, and 2018 for total phosphorous.

 

Impaired Water Bodies (80)

80 distinct water bodies appear on the new Draft list in the Lower Hudson River Watershed. Note that each lake/reservoir or section of creek/river may have multiple impairments listed, and each impairment has its own line in the official list, but for our purposes here, we count an impaired water body once. Of the 80 listed, 8 are reservoirs; 14 sites have been put forward for one or more contaminants being delisted. See full listing at wtny.us

 

  • Wiccopee Reservoir (0153) in Putnam County, listed in 2022 for iron in excess of standards
  • Melzing Reservoir (0183) in Dutchess County, listed in 2022 for iron
  • Vly Creek Reservoir (0234) in Albany County, listed in 2022 for low dissolved oxygen
  • Croton Falls Reservoir minor tributaries (0001) in Putnam County
  • Browns Pond Reservoir (0013) in Orange County, listed in 2018 for total phosphorous
  • Beacon/Cargill Reservoir (0017) in Putnam County, listed in 2022 for dissolved oxygen, iron and pH
  • Ashokan Reservoir (0004) in Ulster County, listed in 1998 for silt/sediment is now considered for delisting in 2022 due to flawed original analysis
  • Basic Creek Reservoir (0001) in Albany County, listed in 2022 for low dissolved oxygen
  • Watervliet Reservoir (0001) in Albany County listed in 2018 for low dissolved oxygen, listed in 2022 for iron and manganese

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (9 active)

Kirk Lake (1 active)

  • Nov 4, 11:30 pm large localized bloom confirmed in Putnam County remains active this week.  

Croton Falls Reservoir (0 active)

Ashokan Reservoir (0 active)

Alcove Reservoir (0 active)

Beaver Dam Lake (4 active)

Spills (16)

  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Hawley Ave in Albany – Albany.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled at a commercial location on the 100 block of Maple Ave in Altamont – Albany.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on 2081A Route 66 in Ghent – Columbia.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Church St in Milbrook – Dutchess.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to equipment failure at Cumberland Farms on the 200 block of Jefferson Ave in Catskill – Greene.
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on the I-87 NP MP 83 on the Thruway in Rosendale – Ulster.
  • Nov 9 – 200 gallons of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Sylvan Trail in Monroe – Orange.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Barclay Rd in New Windsor – Orange.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of red liquid reported spilled on the street due to deliberate cause on the 200 block of east intersection near McDonalds in Middletown – Orange.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Mary Phillis Lane in Newburgh – Orange.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Alona Dr in Mahopac – Putnam.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 200 block of Oscawanna Lake Rd in Putnam Valley – Putnam.
  • Nov 7 – 1790 gallons of dielectric fluid reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on Midland Ave and Mile Square Rd in Yonkers – Westchester.
  • Nov 10 – 40 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to a traffic accident at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Edward St in Ossining – Westchester.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a Northern Westchester gas station on the 800 block of Fox Meadow Rd in Yorktown – Westchester.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Old Mill Rd in Shenorock – Westchester.

 

 

 

Delaware River Watershed

Delaware River headwaters flow down from the Catskill Mountains into Delaware Bay/Atlantic Ocean. The watershed area includes East Branch Delaware River, West Branch Delaware River, Neversink River, Mongaup River, Pepacton Reservoir, Cannonsville Reservoir and Neversink Reservoir.

Flows streaming over parts of Delaware, Ulster, Sullivan Counties

  • East Branch Delaware River drains an area of 458 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow
  • at Roxbury is unrated, 24.55% above mean at 5.02 cfs and 3.08 ft deep;
  • at Margaretville is below normal, 30.8% above mean at 102 cfs and 2.63 ft deep (flood stage 11ft) 9°C and 90 µS/cm;
  • at Downsville in Delaware County reporting normal, 30.8% above mean, 82.6 cfs and 2.96 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) 5.8°C;
  • at Harvard, flow is much below normal, 20.9% above mean at 101 cfs and 2.42 ft deep, (flood stage 10 ft) 6.9°C;
  • at Fishs Eddy is much below normal, 28% above mean at 351 cfs and 4.3 ft deep, (flood stage 13 ft) 7°C; (updated 11-11-22)
  • West Branch Delaware River drains an area of 595 sq miles of Delaware County. The flow
  • at Hobart is unrated, 21.3% above mean at 5.4 cfs and .97 ft deep;
  • upstream from Delhi is below normal, 17.2% above mean at 38.1 cfs and 2.18 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • at Walton in Delaware County is below normal, 18.3% above mean at 119 cfs and 3.26 ft deep, (flood stage 9.5) 7.7°C and 149 µS/cm;
  • at Stilesville in Delaware County is normal, 33.3% above mean at 154 cfs and 7.24 ft deep, 11.6°C;
  • at Hale Eddy in Delaware County is below normal, 30.2% above mean flow at 235 cfs and 2.05 ft deep, (flood stage 11 ft) 9.4°C; (updated 11-11-22)
  • West Brook drains an area of sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Austin Lincoln Park at Walton is unrated, 14.1% above mean at 8.34 cfs and 3.4 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Town Brook drains 14.3 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow southeast of Hobart is unrated, 25.5% above historic mean, 6.3 cfs and 1.18 ft (flood stage 7 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Dry Brook drains an area of 82.2 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Arkville is unrated, 42.6% above mean at 60.6 cfs and 1.7 ft deep. (flood stage 10.5 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Trout Creek drains an area of 20.2 sq miles in Delaware County direct to the Delaware River. The flow at Trout Creek is below normal, 12.7% above mean, 5.3 cfs and 3 ft deep (flood stage 6.3 ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Little Delaware River drains an area of 49.8 sq miles in Delaware County into the Delaware River. The flow near Delhi is below normal, 26.1% above mean at 2.26 cfs and 2.1 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Platte Kill drains an area of 34.9 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Dunraven is below normal, 31.5% above mean at 18.1 cfs and 2.97 ft deep (flood stage 7ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Beaver Kill drains an area of 241 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Cooks Falls is below normal, 34.1% above mean at 193 cfs and 1.68 ft deep, (flood stage 10 ft) 7.1°C. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Tremper Kill drains an area of 33 sq miles of Delaware County; the flow near Andes is below normal, 27.6% above mean at 17 cfs and 2.7 ft deep, (flood stage 6.8 ft) 7.8°C and 94 µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)
  • Mill Brook drains an area of 25.2 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Dunraven is below normal, 36.8% above mean at 22.9 cfs and 3.06 ft deep, 8.9°and 42 µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)
  • Neversink River drains an area of 93 sq miles in Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan Counties. Neversink River
  • near Claryville in Sullivan County is below normal, 49.8% above mean at 99.9 cfs and 6.45 ft deep, 8.2°C and 26 µS/cm;
  • at Neversink is flowing above normal, 58.9% above mean at 58.9 cfs and 3.31 ft deep, 10.3°C and 28 µS/cm;
  • at Bridgeville is normal, 59.3% above mean at 131 cfs and 4.85 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft), 8°C and 173 µS/cm;
  • at Godeffroy in Orange County is normal, 60.1% above mean at 253 cfs and 3.46 ft deep (flood stage 10ft), 8.4°C and 131 µS/cm. (updated 11-11-22)
  • West Branch Neversink River drains an area of 33.8 sq miles in Sullivan County.
  • At Winnisook Lake near Frost Valley headwaters, the flow is unrated, 136.8% above mean at 3.46 cfs and 1.36 ft deep, 6.9ºC and 13 µS/cm;
  • at Claryville the flow is below normal, 46.7% above mean at 44.8 cfs and 6.1 ft deep, 7.9°C and 27 µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)
  • East Branch Neversink River drains an area of 22.9 sq miles in Ulster County. The flow
  • northeast of Denning flow is not rated, 56% above mean at 20.2 cfs and 1.28 ft deep, 7.4°C and 12 µS/cm;
  • near Claryville is below normal, 40.6% above mean at 26.4 cfs and 4.76 ft deep, 7.7°C and 18 µS/cm; (updated 11-11-22)
  • Delaware River drains an area of 1820 sq miles of Delaware County and across the state line to empty into. The flow
  • at Lordville is unrated, 29.9% above mean at 720 cfs and 5.82 ft deep, (flood stage 20 ft) 7.8°and 90 µS/cm;
  • at Callicoon is much below normal, 24.5% above mean at 791 cfs and 3.12 ft deep, (flood stage 12 ft) 8.2ºC and 89 µS/cm;
  • near Barryville is below normal, 26.3% above mean at 887 cfs and 2.72 ft deep (flood stage 17ft) 9.1°C;
  • at Port Jervis the flow is much below normal, 28.8% above mean at 1380 cfs and 2.4 ft deep; (flood stage 18 ft) 9.7°C and 105 µS/cm. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Callicoon Creek drains an area of 110 sq miles in Sullivan County. The flow at Callicoon is below normal, 30% above mean at 44.2 cfs and 1.17 ft deep (flood stage 7ft) 7.1°C, (updated 11-11-2022)
  • Mongaup River drains an area of 200 sq miles in Sullivan County. The flow
  • near Mongaup Valley is unrated, 38.1% above mean at 46.4 cfs and 3.05 ft deep (flood stage 14ft);
  • near Mongaup flow is normal, 53.1% above mean at 142 cfs and 1.49 ft deep, 12°C and 118 µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (25)

25 Water bodies appear on the latest Draft 303(d) list for Delaware River watershed in 2022, with 2 suggestions for delisting, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the Delaware tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (1 active)

Loch Sheldrake (0 active)

 

Spills (0)

 

Housatonic River Watershed

A small portion of the headwaters of the Housatonic lie in eastern New York State. These waters drain the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains before joining the Housatonic and eventually emptying into Long Island Sound. Includes Tenmile River, Green River, Indian Lake, Swift/Crane Ponds

Flows: parts of Dutchess County

  • Housatonic River drains an area of 282 sq miles in Dutchess County. The river itself is not located in New York state, but it does receive run-off from Dutchess County; near Great Barrington, MA is flowing normal, 78.6% above mean at 367 cfs and 2.82 ft deep; (11-11-22)
  • Green River drains an area of 51 sq miles of Dutchess County. The flow
  • near Williamstown, MA is below normal, 27.7% above mean at 20.3 cfs and 1.65 ft deep;
  • at Great Barrington is normal, 53.45% above historic mean at 38.3 cfs and .77 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (0)

Hazardous Algae Blooms – HABs (0 active)

Spills (0)

 

Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Watershed

The Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Watershed drains most of the New York City Metropolitan Area and all of Long Island. The drainage area includes all marine waters in New York Harbor, Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and along the South Shore of Long Island, and the fresh waters that drain into them.

Includes 1415 square miles of marine estuary waters, the Bronx River, Mamaroneck River, Mianus River, Peconic River, Kensico Reservoir, Lake Ronkonkoma.

Flows taking in run-off from parts of Bronx, Queens, Kings, Suffolk, Nassau and New York Counties

  • Bronx River drains an area of 38.4 sq miles of Bronx County. The flow at NY Botanical Garden is unrated, 80.4% above mean at 36.4 cfs and .65 ft deep (flood stage 3ft) 12.1°C and 1000 µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)
  • Valley Stream drains 3.77 sq miles in Nassau County. The flow at Valley Stream has been monitored for 65 years. This week flow is normal, 73.8% above mean at 1.27 cfs and 1.01 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • East Meadow Brook drains an area of 28.7 sq miles of Nassau County. The flow at Freeport is below normal, 22.4% above mean at 2.14 cfs and .24 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Massapequa Creek drains an area of 38.6 sq miles in Nassau County. The flow at Massapequa is much below normal, 23.8% below mean at 1.74 cfs and .63 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Carlls River drains an area of 35.4 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at Babylon is --, --% above mean, -- cfs and down three quarters of a foot, -- ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Sampawams Creek drains an area of 22.7 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at New Babylon is normal, 120.9% above mean at 10.6 cfs and .59 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Bellmore Creek tributary drains less than 1 sq mile in Suffolk County. The flow near Bellmore is below normal, 0% above mean at -- cfs and 1.17 ft deep. (11-11-22)
  • Connetquot Brook drains an area of 21.9 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at Central Islip is normal: 78.8% above mean at 18.6 cfs and 2.47 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Swan River drains an area of 8 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at East Patchogue is normal, 92.9% above at 10.4 cfs and .46 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Carmans River drains an area of 73 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at Yaphank is below normal, 63.65% above mean at 14.2 cfs and 1.11 ft deep (11-11-22)
  • Peconic River drains an area of 74.7 sq miles of Suffolk and Nassau Counties. The flow
  • at Riverhead is much below normal: 45.5% above mean at 13.4 cfs and .29 ft deep;
  • at County Hwy 105 is not rated, tidal flow depth -.38 ft deep (flood stage 4.44 ft) 14.1°C and 44300µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)
  • Mill Neck Creek drains an area of 8.58 sq miles of Nassau County. The flow at Mill Neck is below normal, 78.7% above mean at 7.08 cfs and .21 feet deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Cold Spring Brook drains an area of 7.83 sq miles in Nassau County. The flow at Cold Spring Harbour is normal, 84.7% above mean at 2.16 cfs and .23 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Nissequogue River drains an area of 27 sq miles in Nassau County. The flow at Smithtown is --% above mean at -- cfs and -- ft deep, ---ºC and ---µS/cm (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (200)

200 water bodies appear on the Draft 303(d) list for Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound watershed in 2020-2022, up from 49 sites on the 2018 list. Of the 200, 49 are proposed for delisting, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the Atlantic/LIS tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms - HABs (0 active)

Prospect Park Lake (0 active)

Agawam Lake (0 active)

Spills (26)

  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Wallace Pl in White Plains – Westchester.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled at a commercial location on the 100 block of Anderson Hill Rd in Purchase – Westchester.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to human error at a 7-11 on the 0-100 block of Haines Rd in Bedford Hills – Westchester – File closed Nov 7.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 0-100 block of Brook Lane in Cortlandt Manor – Westchester.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of auto waste fluids reported spilled from a vehicle in the water on the 0-100 block of Riviera Dr in Mastic Beach – Suffolk – Atlantic Ocean affected. *
  • Nov 9 – 100 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident on County Route 39 in South Hampton – Suffolk – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to tank test failure at a commercial location on the 400 block of Moreland Rd in Hauppauge – Suffolk.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled at a private dwelling on the 3100 block of Newport Ave in Medford – Suffolk.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident on County Rd 39 and Tuckahoe Rd in Southhampton – Suffolk – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 100 block of Edgewood Ave in Ronkonkoma – Suffolk.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of Iroquois Trail in Ridge – Suffolk.
  • Nov 9 – 50 gallons of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 100 – 200 block of Oak View Highway in East Hampton – Suffolk.
  • Nov 10 – 40 gallons of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 500 block of Mulligan Ln in West Islip – Suffolk.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of perfluorooctane sulfonate reported spilled at a commercial location on National Boulevard in Medford – Suffolk. *
  • Nov 9 – 200 gallons of foam and 30 gallons of gasoline reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on Route 135 Northbound in Wantagh – Nassau.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled at a commercial location at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Wishing Lane in Hicksville – Nassau.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 500 block of Wingate Dr in East Meadow – Nassau – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 1400 block of Cleveland Ave in East Meadow – Nassau – File closed Nov 9.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private residence on the 0-100 block of Shutter Ln in Oyster Bay – Nassau.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to equipment failure at a gas station on the 400 block of New Bridge Rd in Hicksville – Nassau.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of unknown hazardous material reported spilled at a commercial location on the 1000 block of South Broadway in Hicksville – Nassau. *
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of nail polish reported spilled due to deliberate cause at a commercial location on the 300 block of first Ave in New York – New York – File closed Nov 7. *
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a private dwelling on the 0-100 block of Hamilton Terrace in Manhattan – New York – File closed Nov 7.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of waste oil reported spilled from an abandoned drum at a commercial location on the 1000 block of Rockaway Ave in Brooklyn – Kings.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of waste oil reported spilled from abandoned drums at a commercial location on the 300 block of Maspeth Ave in Brooklyn – Kings
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of transformer oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on Bay St and Swan St in Staten Island – Richmond.

 

 

Northeast Watersheds

emptying into Atlantic Ocean via St. Lawrence River

Lake Champlain Watershed

The Lake Champlain Watershed drains the area between the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York State and the Green Mountains in northwestern Vermont.

Includes the Ausable River, Saranac River, Great Chazy River, Boquet River, Mettawee River, Ticonderoga Creek/Lake George, Lake George,

Upper Saranac Lake, Lower Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Lake Champlain

Flows concerning parts of Washington, Essex, and Clinton Counties

  • Mettawee River drains an area of 167 sq miles of Washington County into Lake Champlain. The flow near Middle Granville is below normal, 41.2% above mean at 69.7 cfs and 3.41 feet deep (flood stage 7 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Boquet River drains an area of 207 sq miles of Essex County. The flow at Willsboro is below normal, 42.4% above mean, 109 cfs and 2.54 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Ausable River drains an area of 198 sq miles of Clinton County. The flow near Au Sable Forks is normal, 54.6% above mean at 329 cfs and down a foot, 1.61 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • East Branch Ausable River drains an area of 198 sq miles in Essex County. The flow at Au Sable Forks is below normal, 29.5% above mean at 101 cfs and 1.36 ft deep; (updated 11-11-22)
  • Little Ausable River near Valcour is normal, 63.9% above mean at 28.5 cfs and 1.4 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Salmon River drains an area of 63 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow at South Plattsburgh is below normal, 49.7% above mean at 26.2 cfs and .9 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Saranac River drains an area of 608 sq miles. The flow at Plattsburgh is normal, 93.5% above mean at 734 cfs and 3.63 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Great Chazy River drains an area of 243 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow at Perry Mills is flowing normal, 20.7% above mean at 50.1 cfs and 2.23 ft deep, (flood stage 9ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Little Chazy River drains an area of 50 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow near Chazy is normal, 43.2% above mean at 26.9 cfs and 2.1 feet deep. (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (29)

29 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Lake Champlain Watershed up from 6 in the last list. Of the 29 total, 12 water bodies are proposed for delisting, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NE tab.

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (4 active)

Mirror Lake (3 active)

 

  • Nov 4, 4:30 pm large localized bloom confirmed mid lake toward the south end of the water body in Essex County. Reported by the public.

 

Lake Colby (0 active)

Spills (1)

  • Nov 7 – 50 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on the 200 block of Broadway St in Saranac Lake – Franklin

 

St. Lawrence River Watershed

185 km of the St. Lawrence River catches the runoff from the northern and western Adirondack Mountains, drawing from portions of eight states, a combined area of 5600 square miles.

St. Lawrence Watershed collects the flow from eleven thousand miles of freshwater rivers and streams, including the Oswegatchie River, Raquette River, Saint Regis River, Grass River and Indian River; including Black Lake, Cranberry Lake, Raquette Lake, Tupper Lake and Long Lake. Densely forested woodlands, peatlands and areas of flat agricultural plains make up the natural surface water filtration system of this watershed area.

Flows: parts of St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties

  • Raquette River drains 1125 sq miles of St. Lawrence County. The flow
  • at Piercefield is normal, 99.7% above mean at 1260 cfs and 5.75 ft deep (flood stage 12.5 ft);
  • at South Colton is much below normal, 17.5% above mean at 318 cfs and 2.7 feet deep (flood stage is 10ft);
  • at Raymondville is much below normal, 21.1% above mean at 454 cfs and 1.76 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Regis River drains an area of 612 sq miles in St. Lawrence County. The flow at Brasher Centre is normal, 60.3% above mean at 590 cfs and 6.34 ft deep (floods at 11ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • West Branch St. Regis River drains an area of 171 sq miles in St. Lawrence County. The flow near Parishville is below normal, 48.7% above mean at 167 cfs and 1.52 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Little Salmon River drains an area of 92 sq miles of Franklin County. The flow at Bombay is much below normal, 26% above mean at 31.8 cfs and 2.36 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Grass River drains an area of 598 sq miles in Franklin County. The flow at Chase Mills is unrated, 42.5% at 402 cfs and 4.66 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Oswegatchie River drains an area of 986 sq miles in St. Lawrence County. The flow
  • at Oswegatchie is below normal, 44.4% above mean at 234 cfs and 2.43 ft deep;
  • at Heuvelton is much below normal, 37% above mean at 654 cfs and 1.52 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • West Branch Oswegatchie River drains an area of 258 sq miles in St. Lawrence County.   The flow near Harrisville is much below normal, 30.9% above mean at 174 cfs and 2.12 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)

 Impaired Water Bodies (41)

41 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for St. Lawrence Watershed, up from 4 in the last list. Of the 41 total, 5 are proposed for delisting, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NE tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (2 active)

Hyde Lake (1 active)

  • Nov 4, 7:43 am widespread bloom confirmed in Jefferson County. Reported by the public.

 

Spills (2)

  • Nov 8 – 300 gallons of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 1814 state highway 131 in Massina – St Lawrence. *
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the Grey Rd and Antwerp Tank Trail in Fort Drum – Jefferson.

 

 

Northwest Watersheds

emptying into Atlantic Ocean via Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Lake Ontario and Minor Tributaries

 This watershed drains 2460 square miles of northwest New York State, including three areas between the Niagara, Genesee, Oswego and Black Rivers) . It is divided into western, central and eastern sections that stretch all along the Lake Ontario Shoreline.

*Includes Salmon River Reservoir, Sodus Bay, North Pond, Irondequoit Bay and Perch Lake, Salmon River, Oak Orchard Creek, Irondequoit Creek, Sandy Creek

Flows considering most of Jefferson and Orleans Counties, parts of Monroe, Oswego, Wayne and Niagara Counties

  • Northrup Creek drains an area of 10.1 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow at North Greece in Monroe County is much below normal, 19.6% above mean at 2.38 cfs and holding depth around 1.04 ft deep and 11°C (updated 11-11-22)
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 137 sq miles in Jefferson County. The flow at Adams is much below normal, 6.7% above mean at 22.3 cfs and 1.44 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • North Branch Salmon River drains an area of 82.5 sq miles in Oswego County. The flow at Redfield is unrated, 25.3% above mean at 85.7 cfs and 1.58 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Salmon River drains 238 sq miles in Oswego County. The flow at Pineville is normal 52.8% above mean at 442 cfs and 5.84 feet deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Eighteenmile Creek drains an area of 84.8 sq miles in Niagara County. The flow at Burt is unrated, 147.3% above historical mean, 130 cfs and 3.15 ft deep, 10.7°C and 579 µS/cm; (updated 11-11-22)
  • Oak Orchard Creek drains an area of 202 sq miles in Orleans County. The flow
  • near Shelby is unrated, 24.9% above mean at 28.1 cfs and 5.77 ft deep, 8.9°C and 2180 µS/cm;
  • at Kenyonville is unrated, 102.7% above mean at 402 cfs and 2.83 ft deep, 12.1°C and 558 µS/cm. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Irondequoit Creek drains an area of 142 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow
  • near Fishers is unrated, 50.6% above mean at 15.5 cfs and 4.1 ft deep;
  • above Blossom Rd. near Rochester is much below normal, 41.5% above mean at 45 cfs and 2.69 ft deep, 1450 µS/cm; (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (56)

56 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Lake Ontario and minor tributaries Watershed, up from six in the last list. Of the 56 total, 38 are affected by a proposed delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NW tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0)

Spills (1)        

  • Nov 10 – 500 gallons of manure reported spilled at a commercial location on Route 246 and Court Rd in Covington – Wyoming. *

 

Black River Watershed

The Black River headwaters begin in the Adirondack mountains, scoop southwest and then curve northwest, the flow proceeds north-northwest, hooks west and empties into Lake Ontario. Major tributaries in the system include Moose River, Beaver River, Independence River and Deer River, Stillwater Reservoir, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Lake Lila and Big Moose Lake.

Flows: Filters and drains most of Jefferson and Lewis Counties along with parts of Herkimer, Hamilton, and Oneida Counties.

  • Black River drains an area of 1864 sq miles of Jefferson County. The flow
  • near Boonville is below normal, 33.8% above mean at 265 cfs and 4.05 ft deep (flood stage 10ft);
  • at Watertown flow is below normal, 44.8% above mean, 2010 cfs and 3.42 feet deep (flood at 10ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Beaver River drains 291 sq miles in Lewis County. The flow at Croghan is normal: 74% above mean at 443 cfs and up inches, 2.66 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Independence River drains an area of 88.7 sq miles in Lewis County. The flow at Donnatsburgh is below normal, 49.1% above mean at 117 cfs and 3.73 feet deep, 7.5°C (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (34)

34 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Black River Watershed, up from one in the last list. Of the 34 total, 2 are proposed for delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NE tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (0)

 

Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed

Draining an area encompassing more than 265,000 square miles in the north central United States and south-central Canada, including Tonawanda Creek, Cattaraugus Creek, Buffalo River; Attica Reservoir and Lime Lake.

Flows: parts of Niagara, Wyoming and Erie Counties

  • Niagara River drains an area of 265100 sq miles. The flow at Port Erie is --- ft deep, station not reporting. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Tonawanda Creek drains an area of 349 sq miles in Niagara, Genesee and Wyoming Counties. The flow
  • at Attica is below normal, 34.6% above mean at 37.2 cfs and 3.45 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • at Batavia in Genesee County is normal: 36.1% above mean; today flowing at 58.8 cfs and 1.86 feet deep (flood stage 9ft);
  • at Rapids is normal, 36.7% above mean at 114 cfs and 1.62 ft deep (flood stage 12ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Ellicott Creek drains an area of 82 sq miles in Niagara County. The flow at Williamsville is above normal, 119.7% above mean at 179 cfs and 2.65 ft deep (flood stage 8ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Cayuga Creek drains an area of 96 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Lancaster is flowing normal, 106.8% above mean at 127 cfs and 4.11 ft deep (flood stage 8ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Cazenovia Creek drains an area of 135 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Ebenezer is normal, 78.4% above mean at 168 cfs and 3.11 ft deep. (flood stage 10 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Buffalo Creek drains an area of 142 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Gardenville is above normal, 113.3% above mean at 204 cfs and 1.34 ft deep (flood stage 7ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Cattaraugus Creek drains an area of 436 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Gowanda is below normal, 39.25% above mean at 257 cfs and 1.67 ft deep, (flood stage 10ft) 10°C and 423 µ/cm. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Eighteenmile Creek drains an area of 36.6 sq miles in Erie County. The flow
  • at Hamburg is unrated, 16.8% above mean at 14.1 cfs and 2.72 ft deep;
  • S Branch flow at Bley Rd at Eden Valley is unrated, 54.3% above mean at 39.8 cfs and 3.55 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Big Sister Creek drains an area of 48.4 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Evans Center is unrated, 365.7% above mean at 275 cfs and 4.73 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Canadaway Creek drains an area of 32.9 sq miles in Cattaraugus County. The flow at Fredonia is unrated, 177.1% above mean at 108 cfs and 3.19 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Chautauqua Creek drains an area of 35 sq miles in Chautauqua County. The flow below Westfield is unrated, 26% above mean at 42.7 cfs and .9 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (49)

49 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Niagara River and Lake Erie Watershed, up from 11 on the last list. Of the 49 total, 24 are affected by a proposed delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NW tab.

Hazardous Algae Bloom (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (8)

  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of grease reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on 4D Treadeasy Ave in Batavia – Genesee.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled at a private dwelling on the 0-100 block of Argus St in Buffalo – Erie – File closed Nov 10.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of unknown material reported spilled at a commercial location on Roberts Rd in Buffalo – Erie – File closed Nov 8.
  • Nov 8 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled due to tank test failure at a gas station on the 600 block of Millersport Highway in Amherst – Erie.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of motor oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 100 block of Ellicot Rd in Aurora – Erie.
  • Not 7 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to human error at a commercial location on the 4500 block of Genesee St in Cheektowaga – Erie.
  • Nov 10 – 1 gallon of un1090 acetone reported spilled due to a house keeping error at a commercial location on the 4200 block of McKinley Parkway in Hamburg – Erie.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of unknown petroleum reported spilled at a commercial location on 133 and 135 Tonawanda St in Buffalo – Erie.

                                

 

 

Genesee River Watershed

 Genesee River originates in north central Pennsylvania. The Genesee runs right through New York state, flowing generally north from the south state line up to Lake Ontario at Rochester. The watershed includes the following tributary flows, lakes and reservoirs: Conesus Lake, Silver Lake, Mount Morris Reservoir, Hemlock Lake, Honeoye Lake; Cassadaga Creek, Honeoye Creek, Oatka Creek, Black Creek

Flows parts of Monroe, Livingston, and Allegany Counties

  • Genesee River drains an area of 2474 sq miles in Monroe, Livingston and Allegany Counties. The flow

- at Wellsville in Allegany County is much below normal, 9.3% above mean at 31.7 cfs and 4.3 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft);

- at Portageville in Wyoming County is below normal, 19.6% above mean at 197 cfs and 8.48 ft deep (flood stage 19ft);

- near Mount Morris in Livingston County is below normal, 15.7% above mean at 214 cfs and 2.39 ft deep;

- at Avon flow is much below normal, 15.6% above mean at 243 cfs and 13.95 ft deep (flood stage 33 ft);

- flow is unrated at Ballantyne Bridge near Mortimer, 239 cfs and 11.06 ft deep;

- at Ford St. Bridge in Rochester, Monroe County, flow is below normal, 32.6% above mean at 708 cfs and 12.04 ft deep, 11.2°C and 598 µS/cm. (updated 11-11-22)

  • Allen Creek drains an area of 28.9 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow near Rochester flow is normal, 61.7% above mean at 16.3 cfs and 2.62 ft (updated 11-11-22)
  • Honeoye Creek drains an area of 196 sq miles of Monroe County. The flow at Honeoye Falls in Monroe County is below normal, 6.85% above mean at 5.04 cfs and 2.2 ft deep (flood stage 6.5 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Conesus Creek drains an area of 72 sq miles in Livingston County. The flow is normal near Lakeville in Livingston County, 26.2% above mean at 18.2 cfs and .71 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Canaseraga Creek drains an area of 88.9 sq miles of Livingston County. The flow
  • above Dansville is normal, 17.7% above mean at 13.3 cfs and .26 ft deep;
  • at Shakers Crossing in Livingston County is much below normal, 19.4% above mean at 41.7 cfs and 3.59 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Keshequa Creek drains an area of 68.3 sq miles in Livingston County, flowing north to join Genesee River. The flow at Sonyea is unrated, 30.1% above mean at 7.78 cfs and .18 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Oatka Creek drains an area of 200 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow
  • at Warsaw is below normal, 40.1% above mean at 17.1 cfs and 3.34 ft deep;
  • at Garbutt is normal, 31% above mean at 39 cfs and 2.33 ft deep (flood stage 6ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Black Creek drains an area of 130 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow at Churchville is below normal: 22% above historic mean for this time of year, at 15.2 cfs and 1.57 ft deep, (flood stage 6ft,) (updated 11-11-22)

 

Impaired Water Bodies (23)

23 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Genesee River Watershed, up from 11 in the last list. Of the 23 total, 6 are affected by a proposed delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NW tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (3)

  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of mercury reported spilled at a private residence on the 700 block of Stone Rd in Pittsford – Monroe. *
  • Nov 8 – 1 and a half gallons of pyridine reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 100 block of McKee Rd in Rochester – Monroe – File closed Nov 8. *
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of jet fuel reported spilled due to equipment failure at Rochester Airport on the 1200 block of Brooks Ave in Rochester – Monroe.

 

 

Oswego River and Finger Lakes Watershed

< The Oswego River originates in the Adirondacks, with the combined flows of the Seneca River and many tributaries, drains a large area of north New York to Lake Ontario. The water bodies found in this drainage basin include the Finger Lakes: Otisco, Skaneateles, Owasco, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua and Canadice Lakes; Oneida River, Clyde River, Cayuga Lake Tributaries and Seneca Lake Tributaries

Flows draining parts of Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, Tompkins, Seneca, Onondaga, Yates and Ontario Counties

  • Oswego River drains an area of 5100 sq miles of Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, Tompkins, Seneca, Onondaga, Yates and Ontario counties. The flow
  • near Phoenix is not rated, 152.1% above historic mean at 10500 cfs and 3.38 ft deep;
  • at Lock 7 in Oswego County is above normal, 154.65% above mean at 9580 cfs and 6.03 ft deep, 11.9°C and 647 µS/cm. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Seneca River drains an area of 3130 sq miles of Onandaga County. The flow
  • near Seneca Falls is unrated, 14.1% above mean at 109 cfs and 3.96 ft deep;
  • at Free Bridge Corners is unrated, 184% below mean, 5460 cfs and 8.96 ft deep;
  • near Port Byron is unrated, 170.7% above mean at 6330 cfs and 5.92 ft deep;
  • near Baldwinsville in Onondaga County is above normal, 176.1% above mean, 5850 cfs and 3.36 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Ganaragua Creek drains an area of 115 sq miles in Wayne County before joining the Oswego River. The flow at Macedon is unrated, 18.2% above mean at 15.3 cfs and 1.77 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Canandaigua Outlet drains 195 sq miles of Ontario County. The flow at Chapin in Ontario County is normal, 31.8% above mean at 32.4 cfs and 3.24 ft deep (flood stage 7ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Owasco Inlet drains an area of 106 sq miles in Cayuga County. The flow
  • below Aurora St at Moravia is unrated 103.8% above mean flow at 78.4 cfs and 2.11 ft deep;
  • at Owasco Outlet at Genesee St Auburn is unrated, 49.4% above mean at 83.6 cfs and 1.08 ft deep (flood stage 8 ft) (updated 10-07-22)
  • Skaneateles Creek drains an area of 85.9 sq miles in Onandaga The flow at Skaneateles Junction is unrated, 12.4% above mean at 10.7 cfs and 1.75 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Flint Creek drains an area of 102 sq miles of Ontario County. The flow at Phelps in Ontario County is much below normal, 8.7% above mean at 5.01 cfs and .96 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Keuka Lake drains an area of 207 sq miles in Yates County. At the outlet near Dresden in Yates County, the flow is normal, 67% above mean at 123 cfs and 2.78 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Fish Creek drains an area of 403 sq miles in Oneida County. The flow at Becks Grove is unrated, 45.4% above mean at 436 cfs and 5.29 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • East Branch Fish Creek drains 188 sq miles in Oneida County. The flow at Taberg is below normal, 35.1% above mean at 211 cfs and 4.54 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Oneida Creek drains an area of 113 sq miles in Oneida County. The flow at Oneida is much below normal, 25.3% above mean at 38.2 cfs and 1.98 ft deep (flood 11ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Oneida River drains an area of 1349 sq miles of Oneida County. The flow near Euclid is unrated, 137.9% above mean at 4080 cfs and 3.57 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)
  • Scriba Creek drains an area of 38.4 sq miles in Oswego County. The flow at Constantia is unrated, 32.5% above mean at 24.4 cfs and 1.84 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Chittenango Creek drains an area of 66.3 miles of Madison County, flowing into Oneida Lake, into Oneida River and joining the Oswego River. The flow near Chittenango is unrated, 90.2% above historic mean at 81 cfs and 1.54 ft deep. (flood stage 6ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Onandaga Creek drains an area of 110 sq miles of Onandaga The flow
  • at Dorwin Ave in Syracuse is normal, 32.4% above mean at 37.6 cfs and 1.61 ft deep, (flood stage 5 ft)
  • at Spencer St in Syracuse is below normal, 41.5% above mean at 69.4 cfs and 2.66 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Salmon Creek drains an area of 87.7 sq miles in Tompkins County. The flow at Ludlowville is unrated, 22.7% above mean at 15.7 cfs and .69 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Sixmile Creek drains an area of 39 sq miles in Tompkins County. Flow
  • at Brooktondale is unrated, 61.2% above mean at 18.3 cfs and .51 ft deep;
  • at Bethel Grove is unrated, 30.95% above mean at 12.4 cfs and .69 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Fall Creek drains an area of 126 sq miles of Tompkins County. The flow near Ithaca is much below normal, 18.6% above mean at 29.1 cfs and .59 ft deep (flood stage 6ft). (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (40)

40 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Oswego River Watershed, up from 7 in the last list. Of the 40 total, 11 are affected by a proposed delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the NW tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Owasco Lake (0 active)

Otisco Lake (0 active)

Spills (5)

  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of concrete reported spilled due to deliberate cause at a commercial location on the 0-100 block of South Street in Trumansburg – Tompkins – File closed Nov 10. *
  • Nov 8 – 150 gallons of transformer oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 400 block of North Main St in Oneida – Madison.
  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of raw sewage reported spilled due to deliberate cause at a commercial location on the 5800 block of Bowman Rd in East Syracuse – Onondaga.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled at a commercial location on Buckley Rd at Henry Clay Blvd in Clay – Onondaga.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of gasoline reported spilled into the soil at a commercial location on the 1300 block of Wolf St in Syracuse – Onondaga.

 

 

Southwest Watersheds

Allegheny: emptying into Gulf of Mexico via Ohio River/Mississippi River; Chemung and Susquehanna emptying into Atlantic Ocean via Chesapeake Bay

Allegheny River Watershed

(flowing west into Ohio River system)

 The Allegheny River originates in Pennsylvania, curving north to take a short loop through southwest New York and back down into PA. Tributaries to the Allegheny system include Chadakoin River, Conewango Creek, Cassadaga Creek, Olean Creek, Great Valley Creek, French Creek. Important water bodies include the Allegheny Reservoir and popular recreational destination, Chautauqua Lake.

Flows taking in parts of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus County

  • Chadakoin River drains an area of 194 sq miles of Chautauqua County. The flow at Falconer is high, 287.4% above mean at 1140 cfs and 3.26 ft deep (flood stage 4ft) (11-11-22)
  • Allegheny River drains an area of 1608 sq miles of Cattaraugus County. The flow
  • at Olean is unrated, 13.9% above mean at 263 cfs and 1.16 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Salamanca is below normal, 19.45% above mean at 438 cfs and 2.83 ft deep, (flood stage 12 ft) 21.4°C. (updated 11-11-22)
  • Dodge Creek drains an area of 47.7 sq miles in Cattaraugus County. The flow at Portville is unrated, 2.88 ft deep (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (14)

14 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Allegheny River Watershed, up from 8 in the last list. Of the 14 total, 2 are affected by a proposed delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the SW tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

 

Spills (1)

  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location at Pole 35 161 and 162 line near Main St in Dunkirk – Chautauqua – File closed Nov 8.

 

 

Chemung River Watershed

The Chemung River flows across the western portion of Southern Tier of New York State before joining the Susquehanna River and eventually emptying into the Chesapeake Bay.

Including Chemung River, Cohocton River, Tioga River, Canisteo River; Lamoka Lake/Mill Pond, Waneta Lake, Almond Lake

Flows: washing over parts of Steuben and Chemung Counties

  • Chemung River drains an area of 2506 sq miles in Steuben and Chemung Counties. The flow
  • at Corning is much below normal, 13.3% above mean, 224 cfs and 14.58 ft deep (flood stage is 29ft);
  • at Elmira in Chemung County, flow is unrated, 17.4% above mean at 314 cfs and 1.06 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Chemung is below normal, 16.45% above mean at 314 cfs and 2.84 ft deep. (flood stage 16 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Canisteo River drains an area of 40 sq miles of Steuben County. The flow
  • at Arkport is below normal, 15.6% above mean at 3.71 cfs and .73 ft deep;
  • below Canacadea Creek at Hornell in Steuben County is normal, 23.6% above mean at 26.8 cfs and .61 ft deep (flood stage 9ft);
  • at West Cameron in Steuben County below normal, 19.8% above mean at 37.6 cfs and 3.46 ft deep (flood stage 17ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Canacadea Creek drains an area of 57.9 sq miles in Steuben County. The flow near Hornell is much below normal, 14.1% above historic mean at 7.92 cfs and .87 ft deep. (flood stage 5ft)(updated 11-11-22)
  • Cohocton River drains an area of 370 sq miles of Steuben County. The flow
  • near Avoca is unrated, 32.9% above mean at 42.6 cfs and 2.35 ft deep (flood stage 9ft);
  • at Bath is 2.28 ft deep (flood stage 11ft);
  • near Campbell in Steuben County is below normal, 19.3% above mean at 56.8 cfs and 2.08 ft deep (flood stage 10ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Tuscarora Creek drains an area of 102 sq miles sq miles in Steuben County before joining the Tioga River, flowing north to the Chemung system. The flow above South Addison is unrated, 4.3% above mean at 2.94 cfs and .2 ft deep. (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Tioga River drains an area of 1377 sq miles in Steuben County. The flow at headwaters in PA,
  • at Tioga Junction, PA is normal, 23.5% above mean at 112 cfs and 6.88 ft deep, 14.6ºC and 225 µS/cm;
  • at Lindley, NY is normal, 19.3% above mean at 124 cfs and 3.22 ft deep;
  • near Erwins is much below normal, 12.2% above mean at 147 cfs and .58 ft deep (flood stage 18ft); (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (9)

9 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Chemung River Watershed, up from one in the previous list. Of the 9 total, 2 are affected by a proposed delisting in 2022, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the SW tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Lamoka Lake Channel (0 active)

 

Spills (2)

  • Nov 9 – 50 gallons of antifreeze reported spilled due to human error at a commercial location on the 1000 block of East Water St in Elmira – Chemung.
  • Nov 7 – 150 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on I86 Exit 54 in Horseheads – Chemung.

 

 

Susquehanna River Watershed

The Susquehanna River drains 27,500 square miles covering large parts of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. The flow begins in south New York State and flows in a westerly direction close to the south state line before departing into PA.

Including: Chenango River, Tioughnioga River, Unadilla River, Owego Creek; Otsego Lake, Canadarago Lake, Whitney Point Lake/Reservoir

Flows parts of Otsego, Broome, Chenango and Cortland Counties

  • Susquehanna River drains an area of 4773 sq miles of Otsego and Broome Counties, flows from its headwaters at Otsego Lake in a south-westerly direction, crossing the border into Pennsylvania near Waverly NY. The flow
  • at Unadilla is below normal, 30.4% above mean at 452 cfs and 2.95 (flood stage 11 ft) ft deep;
  • at Bainbridge is unrated, 37.1% above mean at 654 cfs and 1.63 ft deep (flood stage 15 ft);
  • at Windsor, unrated, 25.2% above mean at 768 cfs and 3.14 ft deep (flood stage 17ft);
  • at Conklin flow is normal, 27.9% above mean at 945 cfs and 2.91 ft deep (flood stage 12 ft);
  • at Binghamton, the flow is not rated, 2.45 ft deep, (flood stage 14 ft);
  • at Vestal in Broome County is below normal, 37.9% above mean at 1740 cfs and 3.27 ft deep (flood stage 18 ft);
  • at Owego is unrated, 29.7% above mean is 1730 cfs and 13.94 ft deep (flood stage 30 ft);
  • at Waverly flow is normal, 28.75% above mean at 1990 cfs and 1.72 ft deep (flood stage 13 ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Owego Creek drains an area of 185 sq miles in Tioga County. The flow near Owego is unrated, 16.4% above mean, 54.9 cfs and .74 ft deep (flood stage 9ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Chenango River drains an area of 1483 sq miles in Broome and Chenango Counties. The flow
  • at Sherburne is below normal, 25.3% above mean at 91.3 cfs and 1.83 ft deep (flood stage 8.5 ft);
  • at Oxford in Chenango is unrated, 24.4% above mean at 169 cfs and 7.48 ft deep;
  • at Greene in Chenango County flow is below normal, 38.7% above mean at 250 cfs and 2.45 ft deep;
  • at Chenango Forks in Broome County is below normal, 28.5% above mean at 623 cfs and 2.98 ft deep (flood stage 10ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Tioughnioga River drains an area of 292 sq miles in Cortland County. The flow
  • at Cortland is below normal, 25.7% above mean at 111 cfs and 3 ft deep;
  • at Lisle, unrated, -- ft deep (flood stage 9ft);
  • at Itaska the flow is not rated, 1.4 ft deep (flood stage 7 ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Otselic River drains an area of 147 sq miles in Cortland County. The flow at Cincinnatus is much below normal, 18.7% above mean at 47 cfs and .77 ft deep (flood stage 9 ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Unadilla River drains an area of 520 sq miles of Chenango County. The flow at Rockdale is below normal, 30% above mean at 251 cfs and 4.51 ft deep (flood stage 11 ft). (updated 11-11-22)
  • Ouleout Creek drains an area of 103 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at East Sydney is normal, 63.1% above mean at 130 cfs and 1.68 ft deep (flood stage 4.5 ft) (updated 11-11-22)

 Impaired Water Bodies (18)

18 water bodies appear on the 2022 Draft 303(d) list for Susquehanna River Watershed, up from three in the last listing. For more details, check out the posted list under the SW tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0)

Spills (3)

  • Nov 7 – unknown amounts of adhesive reported spilled on the pavement off ramp I86 in Painted Post – Steuben – File closed Nov 9. *
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident with a commercial vehicle on I-88 Westbound MM 42 in Otsego – Otsego.
  • Nov 9 – unknown amounts of number 2 fuel oil reported spilled due to equipment failure at a commercial location on the 100 block North of Broad St in Norwich – Chenango.

 

 

Ramapo River Watershed

The northern headwaters of the Passaic basin lie within a small portion of southeastern New York State, including the Ramapo and Hackensack Rivers drainage areas, flowing south through New Jersey with outlet into the Atlantic at Chesapeake Bay. Including Ramapo River, Hackensack River, Greenwood Lake, DeForest Lake.

Flows: concerned with parts of Rockland and Orange Counties

  • Mahwah River drains an area of 12 sq miles in Rockland. The flow near Suffern is normal, 37.1% above historical mean at 8.53 cfs and 1.89 feet deep (flood stage 5ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Ramapo River drains an area of 93 sq miles in Rockland County. The flow
  • at Ramapo is normal, 32.5% above mean at 44.5 cfs and 2.02 ft deep (flood stage is 10 ft);
  • near Mahwah NJ is normal, 52.7% above mean at 111 cfs and 3.19 ft deep (flood stage 8ft);
  • at Suffern, normal, 25.6% above mean, 37.3 cfs and down, 2.22 ft deep (flood stage is 15.2ft) (updated 11-11-22)
  • Hackensack River drains an area of 30.7 sq miles in Rockland County. The flow at West Nyack is normal, 65.4% above historical mean flow at 19.2 cfs and 2.64 ft deep. (updated 11-11-22)

Impaired Water Bodies (14)

14 Water bodies appear on the Draft 303(d) list for Ramapo River watershed in 2022, with 5 proposed for delisting, in whole or in part.

For more details, check out the posted list under the Ramapo tab.

Hazardous Algae Blooms (HABs) Beach Alerts (0 active)

Spills (2)

 

  • Nov 7 – 40 gallons and 100 gallons of diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial vehicle on thruway 28 point 3 southbound in Montebello – Rockland – File closed Nov 8.
  • Nov 10 – unknown amounts of hydraulic oil and diesel reported spilled due to traffic accident at a commercial location on I287 Northbound Overpass IAO EX 15 in Ramapo – Rockland.

 

 

 







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