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Watershed Report


With the Flow – New York State Watershed Report for the Week of Nov 22 –28, 2021
Esopus Creek is flowing high at 840% above normmal near Lomontville in the Lower Hudson Watershed-In Ray Brook (Lake Chhammplain Watershed), 10 gallons of apple juice spilled in drinking water


By Gillian Ward

OVERVIEW



SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS




 

With the Flow – New York State Watershed Report for the Week of Nov 22-28, 2021

Over the winter months, WaterToday will be looking at New York’s state’s public drinking water systems that draw from surface water sources: creeks, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. We present the basics of a particular water treatment system with a summary from the most recent annual water quality report published. 

As before, in each weekly report, you will find a snapshot of the volume of water flowing through the state’s major rivers and their contributors, as recorded at USGS streamflow monitoring stations. The report captures your watershed flows from headwaters to outlet for a brief moment in time, as observed in the days prior to the report’s publication.

We present in this report, a list of the water bodies in each watershed that have been recommended for a Clean Water Plan, a collaboration of municipal, industrial and environmental groups working together in an overlay zoning district for the specific purpose of addressing water quality.

Finally, see the hazardous materials spills reported in each watershed in the last week. 

Take from this raw information what you need to tune in to the surface water of your landscape. WaterToday New York gathers data from EPA, USGS, NWS, NOAA sources, the accuracy is dependent on these sources.

 

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 – systems reporting "much above normal" or "high" are shown in bold; flows in action stage or flood stage appear in red (updated Nov 22/21)

  • The Upper Hudson River drains an area of 8288 sq miles from headwaters to Albany; the flow at Newcomb in Essex County is normal, 105% above mean at 489 cfs and 3 ft deep; at North Creek in Warren County is 125% above mean at 1980 cfs and 4.4 ft deep; at Fort Edward is 100% above mean at 5920 cfs and 21 ft deep; at Thomson in Washington County is 132% above mean at 7500 cfs and 21 ft deep; above Lock 1 near Waterford is flowing above normal, 166% above normal at 13500 cfs;
  • Indian River drains an area of 132 sq miles in Hamilton County. The flow near Indian Lake is above normal at 171 % above mean flow at 408 cfs and 2.7 ft deep
  • Sacandaga River drains an area of 1055 sq miles in Hamilton and Saratoga Counties. The flow is normal near Hope, 121% above mean at 1370 cfs and 3.25 ft deep; at Stewart’s Bridge near Hadley is flowing above normal, 172% above mean at 4170 cfs and 5.5 ft deep.
  • Glowegee Creek drains an area of 26 sq miles in Saratoga County. The flow near West Milton is above normal, 164% above mean at 60.5 cfs and 3.6 ft deep.
  • Batten Kill drains an area of 396 sq miles of Washington County. The flow below Mill at Battenville is much above normal, 192% above mean at 1270 cfs and 6 ft deep
  • Hoosic River drains an area of 510 sq miles in Rensselaer County. The flow near Eagle Bridge is flowing 158% above mean at 1450 cfs and 4.4 ft deep.
  • Schroon River drains an area of 527 sq miles in Warren County; the flow at Riverbank is not rated, registers 4 ft deep

Upper Hudson River – Black River Regulating District operates the largest reservoir in the state, the Conklingville Dam, 37.7 billion cubic ft of storage from which flows 40% of the Hudson River volume.

Impaired Water Bodies (3 recommended for total maximum daily load TDML plan)

These are lakes, reservoirs, rivers, or parts of rivers where water quality tests indicate the system is impaired, with excess nutrients or contaminants; the water body is placed on New York State 2018 Final Section 303 (d) list, along with the contaminant of concern and suspected source of contamination. The NYS DEC recommends the water body for a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) watershed protection plan.

  • Dwaas Kill and tributaries
  • Ballston Lake
  • Tributaries to Lake Lonely

When the impaired water body is also a drinking water source, see below.

Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2) –

According to NYS DEC advice, an overlay district is a special zoning area placed over the “base” zoning district(s) for the purpose of protecting a resource such as a waterbody or historic area, addressing a special problem, or to guide development within a special area. 

In the case of waterbodies, an overlay district may be established to protect streams, wellheads, establish buffer areas, restrict activities within buffers, and more. The overlay zone is protecting water quality by setting additional standards for development and incorporating site-specific review procedures. Overlay districts, like other comprehensive zoning tools, aid with controlling or limiting non-point source pollution and future development.

The Drinking Water Source Protection Plan should contain the overlay zone boundaries, defined standards, stakeholder engagement and review procedures. Funding may be available, consult NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Drinking Water Sources:

Saratoga County: Saratoga County Water Authority (SCWA) draws and treats water from the Upper Hudson River for delivery to residents of Moreau, Wilton, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park Water Authority, Halfmoon, Malta, Stillwater Town and Village, Luther Forest Tech Campus. The treatment plant uses a coagulant, membrane filtration and active carbon filtration, followed by pH adjustment with soda and an anti-corrosive. As of 2020 annual report, the water supply was clear of the common contaminants. Check the Annual Water Quality Report at SCWA online. Mechanicville draws drinking water from the Mechanicville Reservoir; Saratoga Springs draws from Loughberry Lake.

Upper Hudson River – Black River Regulating District planned release volume for the week of Nov 22-29:

  • Great Sacandaga Lake reservoir set to release 3600 cfs Monday, 3800 cfs Tues Nov 23 and 4000 cfs daily through the rest of the week.
  • Indian Lake 405 cfs release Monday, 404 cfs Tues/Wed and 403 cfs through the rest of the week
  • Stillwater Reservoirs is set to release 600 cfs daily
  • Sixth Lake Reservoir will release approximately 73 cfs the first half of the week, and 72 cfs to the end of the week
  • Old Forge Reservoir will be releasing 173 cfs Monday, stepping down gradually to 169 cfs by end of the week

Washington County: Fort Edward draws water from four reservoirs, according to Hudson Riverkeepers.

Warren County: Queensbury, Glens Falls draw from Upper Hudson River.

Rensselaer County: The Tomhannock Reservoir near Troy is the drinking water source for several communities, including Troy, Brunswick, East Greenbush, North Greenbush, Poestenkill and Schaghticoke, Waterford, Schuylerville, Victory, Menands and Rensselaer. As of May 2021, two cast iron main lines installed in 1914 are being replaced from the Tomhannock Reservoir to the water treatment plant. The four miles of pipe for this project is estimated to take another year to year and a half to complete.

Spill Report

Saratoga County:

-Traffic accident in Wilton caused unknown amounts of auto waste fluids to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in Saratoga Springs caused 10 gallons of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Mechanicville caused 2 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

Washington County:

-Other cause in Argyle caused unknown amounts of motor oil to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Traffic accident in White Hall caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

Warren County:

-Equipment failure in Warrensburg caused unknown amounts of other material to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

Hamilton County: None reported

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: 2 systems are reporting above 90th percentile

  • Mohawk River drains an area of 3450 sq miles in Oneida, Herkimer, Montgomery, Schenectady, and Albany Counties. The flow at Delta Dam near Rome is flowing much above normal, 228% above mean at 955 cfs; near Utica in Herkimer County is flowing much above normal, 161% above mean flow at 2190 cfs and 8.4 ft deep; at Fonda is flowing 128% above mean at 5830 cfs; at Amsterdam in Montgomery County is flowing 122% above mean at 7540 cfs, and 12 ft deep; at Lock 8 near Schenectady in Schenectady County is 10.8 ft deep; at Freeman’s Bridge in Schenectady County is flowing 145% above mean at 7260 cfs and 10.4 ft deep; at Cohoes in Albany County is flowing above normal, 148% above mean at 8820 cfs at the confluence with the Hudson River.
  • West Canada Creek at Kast Bridge in Herkimer County is flowing above normal, 125% above mean at 1730 cfs and 3.85 ft deep
  • East Canada Creek at East Creek in Herkimer, flowing normal, 121% above mean flow at 1020 cfs and 2.8 ft deep
  • Schoharie Creek drains an area of 886 sq miles of Schoharie County; at North Blenheim is flowing much above normal, 238% above mean at 649 cfs and 3.1 ft deep; at Breakabeen is flowing much above normal, 180% above mean and 714 cfs; at Burtonsville in Schoharie County is flowing much above normal at 170% above mean, 1340 cfs
  • Platter Kill at Gilboa is flowing much above normal at 255% above mean flow, 29.1 cfs and 2.1 ft deep

 

Impaired Water Bodies (9 recommended for TDML plan)

These are lakes, reservoirs, rivers or parts of rivers where water quality tests indicate the system is impaired; the water body is placed on New York State 2018 Final Section 303 (d) list, along with the contaminant of concern and suspected source of contamination. The NYS DEC recommends the water body for a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) watershed protection plan.

  • Mohawk River main stem, portion 12 and 13 (Herkimer, Oneida)
  • Utica Harbor (Oneida)
  • Ann Lee (Shakers) Pond, Stump Pond
  • Collins Lake
  • Mariaville Lake
  • Schoharie Reservoir
  • Cobleskill Creek and lower tributaries
  • Steel Creek
  • Ballou, Nail Creeks

Drinking Water Source Profile: Hinckley Reservoir (01343900)– (from USGS Water Quality Watch)

Located on West Canada Creek in Herkimer County, Hinckley Reservoir collects streamflow from an undeveloped natural area of 374 square miles in the Adirondack Mountains, and supplies drinking water for the City of Utica. The earth and concrete dam began storing water in 1914, with diversion for the city of Utica beginning several years later. Drinking water treatment and distribution is provided by Mohawk Valley Water Authority, serving 126,250 customers through 650 miles of pipe to 38,900 service connections. The water treatment plant at Prospect (1992) double filters to remove organic matter and chlorinates the water to kill bacteria. Fluoride is added, along with lime and soda ash to render the water non-corrosive to pipes and plumbing. Water quality is monitored by the MVWA certified laboratory staff. The Annual Water Quality Report 2020 is available here https://www.mvwa.us/WaterQuality/2020AWQR.pdf

Hinckley Reservoir was selected for intensive (monthly) sampling through the NYSDEC Division of Water’s Lake Classification and Inventory (LCI) program in the summer of 2011. The lake was classified as mesotrophic, or moderately productive. (Lake Classification and Inventory Survey, Lake Water Summary, Newman et al, NYS DEC 2011)

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at
800-426-4791 or the Oneida County Health Department at 315-798-5064.

Spill Report

Montgomery County:

-Other cause in Fonda caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, resolved 11/16/21

-Other cause in Fonda caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Fort Plan caused unknown amounts of other material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

Schoharie County:

-unknown cause in Middleburgh caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

Herkimer County: None reported

Greene County:

-Equipment failure in Durham caused 5 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Other cause in Athens caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled in the soil 11/17/21, unresolved

Schenectady County:

-Equipment failure in Schenectady caused unknown amounts of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Schenectady caused 15 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Scotia caused 2 gallons of diesel to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Scotia caused 3 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled in the soil 11/17/21, unresolved

Fulton County: None reported

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: 2 systems reporting flows above 90th percentile

  • Hudson River drains a total area more than 12,600 sq miles. At Green Island in Albany County, the Hudson is flowing above normal, 155% above mean to 22,900 cfs; the tidal estuary near Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County is 3.2 ft deep; at South Dock at West Point in Orange County is 2.4 ft deep and 7.9 degrees Celsius.
  • Esopus Creek drains an area of 419 sq miles of Ulster County; below Lost Clove Rd at Big Indian in Ulster the flow is above normal, 173% over mean at 73.5 cfs and 3.7 ft deep; at Allaben is 152% above mean at 211 cfs; near Lomontville is flowing high, 840% above normal at 1230 cfs and 5.4 ft deep; at Mount Marion is much above normal, 303% above mean at 1530 cfs and 16 ft deep
  • Valatie Kill drains an area of 9.8 sq miles of Rensselaer County before joining the Hudson; the flow near Nassau is normal 115% above mean at 15.8 cfs and 1.7 feet deep
  • Kinderhook Creek drains an area of 329 sq miles in Columbia County before joining the Hudson River. The flow at Rossman is above normal, 178% above mean at 696 cfs and 3.4 ft deep
  • Wappinger Creek drains an area of 181 sq miles of Dutchess County; the flow at Wappinger Falls is above normal, 128% above mean at 299 cfs and
  • Rondout Creek drains an area of 383 sq miles in Ulster County; at Lowe’s Corners is much above normal, 355% above mean, 384 cfs and 2.9 ft deep; the flow at Rosendale is normal, 73% above mean at 457 cfs and 9.8 ft deep;

Impaired Water Bodies (25 listed for Total Maximum Daily Load plan, as of June 2020)

  • Sawmill River, Lake Shenorock, Lake Lincolndale, Lake Ketonah, Truesdale Lake, Teatown Lake, Lake Meahagh, Wallace Pond, Lake Mohegan in Westchester County
  • Hillside Lake, Wappingers Lake, Falkill Creek in Dutchess County
  • Krumkill Creek, Patroon Creek, Minor tributaries west of Hudson River in Albany County
  • Sparkill Creek in Rockland County
  • Lost Lake, Putnam Lake in Putnam County
  • Monhagen Brook in Orange County
  • Ashokan Reservoir and Esopus Creek in Ulster County
  • Robinson Pond in Columbia County
  • Sleepy Hollow Lake in Greene County
  • Duane Lake in Schenectady County
  • Nassau Lake and Snyders Lake in Rensselaer County

Public Drinking Water Systems – Surface Water Sources

Poughkeepsie Town wide Water District serves 43000 in Dutchess County, Highland Water District, serving 4000 in Ulster County, Kingston Water District, Ulster County, United Wappinger Water Improvement District, serving 14000 in Dutchess County. Beacon City PWS serves 19000 in Dutchess County, Newburgh City serves 28000 in Orange County, Cornwall on Hudson serves 23000 in Orange County.

New Windsor Consolidated Water District serves 30000 in Orange County.

According to the latest annual water quality report, 2019, source includes surface water drawn from the Ashokan Reservoir via the Catskill Aqueduct. The water is treated with chemicals and filtered, with chlorine added to sanitize and pH balancers (caustic soda) added to prevent corrosion of pipes. Annual water quality reports can be found on at water.ny.gov, searchable by location, PWS (public water supply) number, or county.

Spill Report

Westchester County:

-Equipment failure in Chappaqua caused 1 gallon of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in Hartsdale caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled in the soil 11/14/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Baldwin Place caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in New Rochelle caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Harrison caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Abandoned drums in Yonkers caused unknown amounts of paint thinners to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, resolved 11/15/21

-Equipment failure in Yorktown caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

-Tank Test Failure in Port Chester caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

Orange County:

-Equipment failure in Highland Mills caused 5 gallons of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, resolved 11/15/21

-Equipment failure in Montgomery caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-other cause in Montgomery caused 0.5 gallons of resins to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, resolved 11/17/21

-Deliberate cause in New Windsor caused unknown amounts of raw sewage to be spilled in an unknown resource 11/17/21, resolved 11/17/21

-Equipment failure in Newburgh caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Monroe caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

Putnam County:

-Traffic accident in Mahopac caused 10 gallons of mineral oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

Columbia County:

-Traffic accident in Hudson caused unknown amounts of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/19/21, unresolved

Rensselaer County:

-Other cause in Rensselaer caused unknown amounts of other material to be spilled into the air 11/14/21, unresolved

-Other cause in East Greenbush caused unknown amounts of unknown material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

Delaware River Watershed

The 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: systems have flow over 90th percentile this week

  • East Branch Delaware River drains an area of 458 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Roxbury is above normal, 129% above mean at 30 cfs, at Margaretville 162% above mean at 505 cfs and 3.6 feet deep, 6.5 degrees C; at Downsville in Delaware County reporting flow much above normal, 388% above mean, 697 cfs and 3.84 ft deep, 8.9 degrees C; at Harvard flowing much above normal, 251% above mean, 991 cfs and 4.4 ft
  • West Branch Delaware River drains an area of 595 sq miles of Delaware County. The flow at Walton in Delaware County is above normal, 182% above mean at 1190 cfs and 5.8 ft deep; at Stilesville in Delaware County is much above normal at 388% above mean at 1480 cfs and 8.85 ft deep and 9.5C; at Hale Eddy in Delaware County is flowing much above normal, 307% above mean flow at 1960 cfs and 4.8 ft deep, 10.1C
  • Tremper Kill drains an area of 33 sq miles of Delaware County; the flow at Andes in is 171% above normal at 114 cfs and 3.2 ft deep
  • Neversink River drains an area of 93 sq miles in Ulster and Sullivan Counties. At Winnisook Lake near Frost Valley headwaters, the flow is 62% above mean at 1.56 cfs and 1.3 ft deep, 4.2 degrees C; at Neversink is flowing much above normal, 440% above mean at 167 cfs and 3.7 ft deep; near Claryville in Sullivan County is flowing above normal, 134% above mean at 287 cfs and 6.7 ft deep.
  • Delaware River drains an area of 1820 sq miles of Delaware County. The flow at Calicoon is above normal, 176% above meat at 4880 cfs and 4.7 ft deep, near Barryville is flowing above normal, 170% above mean at 5130 cfs and 5.3 ft deep:
  • Beaver Kill drains an area of 241 sq miles in Delaware County. The flow at Cook’s Falls is normal, 126% above mean at 737 cfs and 3.3 ft deep and just over 5C.
  • Callicoon Creek drains an area of 110 sq miles in Sullivan County. The flow at Callicoon is much above normal, 341% above mean at 596 cfs and 2.3 ft deep
  • Mongaup River drains an area of 200 sq miles in Sullivan County. The flow near Mongaup is normal, 61% above mean at 162 cfs and 1.6 ft deep, 8.7C.

Impaired Water Bodies (6 recommended for Total Maximum Daily Load plan development, as of June 2020)

Sullivan County

  • Davies Lake, Pleasure Lake, Evens Lake, Swan Lake, Bodine/Montgomery Lake

Broome County

  • Fly Pond/Deere Lake

Spill Report:

Sullivan County:

-Equipment failure in Mountain dale caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil and ground water 11/16/21, unresolved

-unknown cause in Bethel caused unknown amounts of other material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

Delaware County:

-Equipment failure in Delhi caused unknown amounts of motor oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

Ulster County:

-Equipment failure in Pine Bush caused 150 gallons of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Highland caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Kingston caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

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

High Flow:

Housatonic and Green Rivers are flowing at normal range, as noted in monitoring stations at Great Barrington, Vermont.

Impaired Water Bodies

  • none

Spill Report:

Dutchess County:

-Human error in Poughkeepsie caused 8000 lbs of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil and surface water 11/16/21, resolved 11/16/21

-Equipment failure in Poughkeepsie caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/17/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in Lagrange caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/19/21, unresolved

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. It is the smallest watershed in New York State. Including Ramapo River, Hackensack River, Greenwood Lake, DeForest Lake.

High Flow: all systems below 90th percentile this week

  • Mahwah River drains an area of 12 sq miles in Rockland. The flow near Suffern is 55% above mean at 13.8 cfs and 1.9 feet deep
  • Ramapo River drains an area of 93 sq miles in Rockland County. The flow at Suffern is normal this week, 92% above mean at 181 cfs and 3.3 ft deep.

Impaired Water Bodies (2 recommended for TDML plan)

Rockland County

  • Rockland Lake
  • Congers Lake/Swartout Lake

Spills Report:

Rockland County:

-Human error in West Nyack caused 0.25 lbs of motor oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in Orangeburg caused unknown amounts of asphalt to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Traffic accident in Haverstraw caused unknown amounts of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

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:

  • Valley Stream drains 3.77 sq miles in Nassau County. The flow at Valley Stream is above normal of 232% at 4.69 cfs and 1.1 ft deep
  • Sampawams Creek drains an area of 23 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at Babylon is much above normal, 195% above mean at 16.6 cfs and less than 1 ft deep.
  • Bellmore Creek drains an area of Nassau County. The flow at Bellmore is above normal, 137% above mean and 5.6 cfs.
  • East Meadow Brook drains an area of 28.7 sq miles of Nassau County. The flow at Freeport is normal, 80% above mean at 7.7 cfs
  • Mill Creek drains an area of 8.58 sq miles of Nassau County. The flow at Mill Neck is above normal, 122% above mean at 11.1 cfs and .25 feet deep
  • Swan River drains an area of 8 sq miles in Suffolk County. The flow at East Patchogue is above normal, 121% above at 13.7 cfs

Impaired Water Bodies (49 recommended for TDML plans)

Richmond County:

  • Arthur Kill (oxygen demand)
  • Grasmere Lake/Brady’s Pond (phosphorous)

New York County:

  • The Lake in Central Park (phosphorous)
  • Harlem Meer (phosphorous)

Bronx County:

  • Van Cortlandt Lake (phosphorous)
  • Reservoir #1/ Lake Isle (phosphorous)

Westchester County:

  • Bronx River, Upper and tributaries (oxygen demand, fecal coliform)
  • Larchmont Harbour (fecal coliform)
  • Hutchison River, upper and tributaries (oil and grease, oxygen demand, fecal coliform)
  • Mamaroneck Harbour (fecal coliform)
  • Mamaroneck River, lower, Upper, tributaries (oxygen demand, silt/sediment)
  • Sheldrake River (phosphorous, silt/sediment)
  • Silver Lake (phosphorous)
  • Milton Harbor/Lower Blind Brook (fecal coliform)
  • Port Chester Harbor/Lower Byram River (fecal coliform)

Nassau County

  • Manhasset Bay and tidal tributaries (fecal coliform)
  • Hempstead Harbour (fecal coliform)
  • Beaver Lake (phosphorous)
  • Massapequa Cove, Upper Creek and Tributaries (fecal coliform, phosphorous)
  • Seaford, Seamans Creeks, tidal tributaries (fecal coliform)
  • Tributaries to East Bay (freshwater silt/sediment and phosphorous)
  • Canaan Pond (phosphorous)
  • East Meadow Brook upper and tributaries (silt/sediment)
  • Milburn/Parsonage Creek and tributaries (phosphorous)
  • Hempstead Bay and tributaries /Broad Channel (phosphorous, nitrogen)
  • Hewlett Bay (nitrogen)
  • Browsere Bay (nitrogen)
  • Hog Island Channel (nitrogen)
  • East Rockaway Channel (nitrogen)
  • Hempstead Lake (phosphorous)
  • Grant Park Pond (phosphorous)
  • Woodmere Channel (nitrogen)
  • Bannister Creek/Bay (nitrogen)
  • Prospect Park Lake (phosphorous)

Queens County

  • Meadow Lake (phosphorous)
  • Willow Lake (phosphorous)
  • Kissena Lake (phosphorous)
  • Little Neck Bay (fecal coliform)

Suffolk County

  • Millers Pond (phosphorous, low oxygen)
  • Long Island Sound (fecal coliform)
  • Mattituck/Marratooka Pond (phosphorous, low oxygen)
  • Agawam Lake (Phosphorous, low oxygen)
  • Shinnecock Bay (Nitrogen)
  • Quantuck Bay (Nitrogen, low oxygen)
  • Moriches Bay, East and West, tidal tributaries (Nitrogen, low oxygen, fecal coliforms in west tributaries)
  • Great South Bay, East, Middle and West (low oxygen, nitrogen)
  • Canaan Lake (phosphorous, silt/sediment)
  • Lake Ronkonkoma (fecal coliform, phosphorous)
  • Champlin Creek, upper and tributaries (thermal changes)

Spill Report:

Kings (Brooklyn):

-Equipment failure in Brooklyn caused 15 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Brooklyn caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Deliberate cause in Kings caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled in the surface water and sewer 11/16/21, unresolved

Queens County:

-Equipment failure in Jamaica caused 5 gallons of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, resolved 11/15/21

-Unknown cause in Flushing caused unknown amounts of auto waste fluid to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

Nassau County:

-Equipment failure in Levittown caused 1 gallon of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Oceanside caused 20 gallons of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Garden City caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Uniondale caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Oyster Bay caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Hicksville caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

Suffolk County:

-Storm in Ronkonkoma caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

-Storm in Mastic caused 10 gallons of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in West Hampton caused unknown amounts of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, resolved 11/15/21

-Equipment failure in Bohemia caused 125 gallons of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/14/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Riverhead caused 1 gallon of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in West Hampton caused 15 gallons of transformer oil to be spilled in the soil 11/14/21, unresolved

Richmond County:

-Equipment failure in Staten Island caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Staten Island caused unknown amounts of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, resolved 11/22/21

Bronx County:

-Equipment failure in the Bronx caused 5 gallons of dielectric fluid to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in the Bronx caused 4 gallons of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in the Bronx caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, resolved 11/17/21

-Equipment failure in the Bronx caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

-Deliberate cause in the Bronx caused unknown amounts of unknown material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in the Bronx caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be s

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:

  • Mettawee River drains an area of 167 sq miles of Washington County into Lake Champlain. The flow near Middle Granville is much above normal, 227% above mean at 512 cfs and 4.7 feet deep
  • Boquet River drains an area of 207 sq miles of Essex County. The flow at Willsboro is normal, 110% above mean at 289 cfs and 3 ft deep
  • Ausable River drains an area of 198 sq miles of Clinton County. The flow at Au Sable is normal, 93% above mean at 270 cfs and 2 ft deep
  • Salmon River drains an area of 63 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow at South Plattsburgh is normal is 66% above mean, 34.8 cfs and 1 ft deep
  • Saranac River drains an area of 608 sq miles. The flow at Plattsburgh is normal, 111% above mean at 878 cfs at 4 ft deep
  • Great Chazy River drains an area of 243 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow at Perry Mills is normal, 90% above mean at 243 cfs and 2.5 ft deep
  • Little Chazy River drains an area of 50 sq miles in Clinton County. The flow near Chazy is normal, 63% above mean at 43 cfs and 2.2 feet deep

Impaired Water Bodies (6 recommended for TDML plan)

Clinton County –

  • Great Chazy River, lower main stem (silt/sediment from agriculture and erosion)

Warren County-

  • Lake George and its tributaries, including east tributaries and lake village (silt/sediment from urban stormwater drainage and erosion)
  • Huddle/Finkel Brook and tributaries (silt/sediment from urban stormwater drainage and erosion)
  • Indian Brook and tributaries (silt/sediment from urban stormwater drainage and erosion)
  • Hague Brook and tributaries (silt/sediment from urban stormwater drainage and erosion)

Washington County-

  • Wood Creek/Champlain Canal and tributaries (phosphorous, low oxygen, fecal coliforms)

Spill Report:

Clinton County:

-Unknown cause in Plattsburgh caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

Essex County:

-Human error in Saranac Lake caused unknown amounts of waste oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

-Other cause in Saranac Lake caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

-Other cause in Ray Brook caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

-Other cause in Ray Brook caused 10 gallons of apple juice to be spilled in drinking water 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

-Equipment failure in Ray Brook caused 2 gallons of antifreeze to be spilled in the soil, air, ground water and surface water 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

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: all flows in normal range

  • Raquette River drains 1125 sq miles of St. Lawrence County. The flow at Piercefield is above normal, 141% above mean at 1840 cfs and 6.6 ft deep; at South Colton much above normal, 202% above mean at 3190 cfs and 5.9 feet deep; at Raymondville is flowing normal at 91% above mean at 1750 cfs and 3 ft deep
  • Regis River drains an area of 612 sq miles in St. Lawrence County. The flow Brasher Centre is normal, 91% above mean at 999 cfs and 6.7 ft deep
  • Oswegatchie River drains an area of 986 sq miles in St. Lawrence County. The flow at Oswegatchie is normal 92% above mean, 517 cfs and 3 ft deep; the flow at Heuvelton is normal at 89% above mean, 1810 cfs and 2.7 feet deep
  • West Branch Oswegatchie River drains an area of 258 sq miles in St. Lawrence County. The flow near Harrisville is normal, 94% above mean at 596 cfs and 3.3 feet deep
  • Little Salmon River drains an area of 92 sq miles of Franklin County. The flow at Bombay is normal, 98% above mean at 126 cfs and 3 ft deep.

Impaired Water Bodies (4 recommended for TDML plan)

St. Lawrence County

  • Raquette River lower and minor tributaries (fecal coliform from onsite WTS)
  • Black Lake Outlet, Black Lake (phosphorous, agriculture)
  • Fish Creek and minor tributaries (phosphorous from OWTS, sanitary discharge)
  • Little River and tributaries (priority organics from industrial site and landfill)

Spill Report

Franklin County: None reported

St. Lawrence County: None reported

 

Black River Watershed

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

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

  • Beaver River drains 291 sq miles in Lewis County. The flow at Croghan is above normal, 144% above mean, 872 cfs and 3.4 ft deep.
  • Independence River drains an area of 88.7 sq miles in Lewis County. The flow at Donnatsburgh is normal, 97% above mean at 246 cfs and 4.2 feet deep
  • Black River drains an area of 1864 sq miles of Jefferson County. The flow at Boonville is normal, 125% above mean and 1020 cfs and 5.6 ft deep; at Watertown flow is normal, 130% above mean at 6380 cfs and 5.6 feet deep

Impaired Water Bodies (1 recommended for TDML plan)

Lewis County

  • Mill Creek south branch and tributaries (nutrients and fecal coliform from agriculture)

Spill Report:

Jefferson County:

-Storm in Fort Drum caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an impervious surface 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Henderson caused 5 gallons of transformer oil to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Traffic accident in Theresa caused 80 gallons of diesel to be spilled in the soil, 100 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled in the soil, 13 gallons of motor oil to be spilled in the soil,

- 80 gallons of diesel to be spilled in surface water, 100 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled in the surface water and 13 gallons of motor oil to be spilled in surface water 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Fort Drum caused 2 gallons of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

-Human error in La Fargeville caused 200 gallons of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

Lewis County:

-Traffic accident in Denmark caused unknown amounts of auto waste fluids to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/14/21, unresolved

 

Northwest Watersheds – empty into Atlantic Ocean via Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River

Lake Ontario and Minor Tributaries

This watershed includes the areas between the larger rivers (including Genesee, Oswego and Black Rivers) that empty into Lake Ontario. 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:

  • Northrup Creek drains an area of 10.1 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow at North Greece in Monroe County is much above normal, 229% above mean at 31 cfs and a foot and a half deep.
  • Sandy Creek drains an area of 137 sq miles in Jefferson County. The flow at Adams is normal, 117% above mean at 433 cfs and 2.8 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies (6 recommended for TMDL plans)

Wayne County

  • Lake Ontario Shoreline Central (fecal coliform from urban stormwater runoff)

Monroe County

  • Rochester Embayment East and West, (fecal coliform from urban stormwater runoff)
  • Buck Pond (phosphorous from urban stormwater/runoff)
  • Long Pond (phosphorous from urban stormwater/runoff)
  • Cranberry Pond (phosphorous from urban stormwater/runoff)

Orleans County

  • Lake Ontario Shoreline, Western (fecal coliform from agriculture source, municipal and other sources)

Spill Report

Orleans County: None reported

Wayne:

-Equipment failure in Marion caused unknown amounts of unknown material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

Oswego: None reported

Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed

The Niagara River drains 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: all flows below 90th percentile this week

  • Tonawanda Creek drains an area of 349 sq miles in Niagara, Genessee and Wyoming Counties. The flow at Attica is normal, 93% above mean at 120 cfs and 3.7 ft deep; at Batavia in Genesee County is normal, 123% above mean at 234 cfs and 2.4 feet deep; at Rapids is normal, 127% above mean at 443 cfs and 2.5 ft deep
  • Ellicott Creek drains an area of 82 sq miles in Niagara County. The flow at Williamsville is normal, 85% above mean, 141 cfs and 2.5 ft deep
  • Cazenovia Creek drains an area of 135 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Ebenezer is above normal, 120% above mean at 338 cfs and 3.3 ft deep
  • Buffalo Creek drains an area of 142 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Gardenville is normal, 102% above mean at 204 cfs and 1.4 ft deep
  • Cayuga Creek drains an area of 96 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Lancaster is normal, 92% above mean at 144 cfs and 4.2 ft deep
  • Cattaraugus Creek drains an area of 436 sq miles in Erie County. The flow at Gowanda is above normal, 135% above mean at 1040 cfs and 2.9 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies (11 recommended for TDML plan)

Niagara County:

  • Gill Creek and tributaries (unknown biological from urban runoff, contaminated sediment)
  • Hyde Park Lake (phosphorous from urban stormwater runoff)
  • Bergholtz Creek and tributaries (phosphorous and fecal coliform from urban runoff)

Erie County:

  • Ransom Creek Upper Lower and tributaries (oxygen demand and fecal coliforms from onsite wastewater treatment system)
  • Two Mile Creek and tributaries (oxygen demand and fecal coliform from combined sewer overflow (CSO’s), municipal source)
  • Scajaquada Creek, upper, middle and lower (phosphorous, low oxygen, fecal coliform from combined sewer overflows (CSO), urban runoff)
  • Delaware Park Pond (phosphorous from urban storm runoff)
  • Lake Erie (fecal coliform from urban runoff)
  • Rush Creek and tributaries (fecal coliform and phosphorous, from CSOs, urban runoff and municipal sources)
  • Green Lake (phosphorous from urban runoff)

Chautauqua County:

  • Lake Erie, main lake south, Dunkirk Harbor (fecal coliform from urban storm runoff)

Spill Report

Erie County:

-Equipment failure in South Wales caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Amherst caused 5 gallons of toluene to be spilled in the sewer 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Tonawanda caused 15 gallons of other material to be spilled in the soil 11/17/21, unresolved

-Tank Test Failure in Amherst caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an impervious surface 11/18/21, unresolved

-Other cause in Clarence caused unknown amounts of unknown material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

-Traffic accident in Grand Island caused 45 gallons of diesel to be spilled in the soil 11/18/21, unresolved

Niagara County:

-Other cause in Newfane caused unknown amounts of raw sewage to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Sanborn caused unknown amounts of TDI to be spilled into indoor air 11/16/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Model City caused 300 gallons of wastewater to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, resolved 11/19/21

-Unknown cause in Lockport caused unknown amounts of unknown material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, resolved 11/18/21

Genesee River Watershed

Including: Conesus Lake, Silver Lake, Mount Morris Reservoir, Hemlock Lake, Honeoye Lake; Cassadaga Creek, Honeoye Creek, Oatka Creek, Black Creek

High Flows: 2 systems reporting over 90th percentile

  • Genessee River drains an area of 2474 sq miles in Monroe, Livingston and Allegany Counties. The flow at Wellsville in Allegany County is above normal, 148% above mean at 474 cfs and 5.25 ft deep; at Portageville in Wyoming County is above normal 174% above mean at 1940 cfs and 10.5 ft deep; near Mount Morris in Livingston County is above normal, 150% above mean at 2450 cfs and 5.75 ft deep; at Avon flow is above normal, 161% above mean flow, 2740 cfs and 22 ft deep; above normal at Ford St Bridge in Rochester, Monroe County, flow is normal, 127% above mean at 2970 cfs and 12.8 ft deep
  • Honeoye Creek drains an area of 196 sq miles of Monroe County. The flow at Honeoye Falls in Monroe County is much above normal, 272% above mean at 215 cfs and 3.6 ft deep
  • Conesus Creek drains an area of 72 sq miles in Livingston County. The flow is much above normal near Lakeville in Livingston County, 298% above mean at 210 cfs and 2.4 ft deep
  • Canaseraga Creek drains an area of 88.9 sq miles of Livingston County. The flow above Dansville is above normal, 157% above mean, at 121 cfs and 1.2 ft deep; at Shakers Crossing in Livingston County is flowing above normal as well
  • Oatka Creek drains an area of 200 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow at Garbutt is normal, 117% above mean at 180 cfs and 2.9 ft deep
  • Black Creek drains an area of 130 sq miles in Monroe County. The flow at Churchville is normal, 137% above mean at 108 cfs and 1.1 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies (11 recommended for TDML plan)

Monroe County:

  • ­Black Creek, Lower and minor tributaries (phosphorous from ag and municipal sources)
  • Mill Creek Blue Pond Outlet and tributaries (phosphorous from agriculture)

Genesee County:

  • Mill Pond (phosphorous from ag)
  • Oatka Creek Middle and minor tributaries (phosphorous from agriculture, municipal sources)
  • LeRoy Reservoir (phosphorous from agricultural sources)
  • Black Creek, Upper and minor tributaries (phosphorous from agriculture and municipal sources)

Ontario County:

  • Honeoye Lake (phosphorous and low oxygen demand from agriculture and onsite Waste treatment system)

Livingston County

  • Conesus Lake (phosphorous and low oxygen from internal loading)
  • Christie Creek and tributaries (phosphorous from agriculture source)

Allegany County:

  • Andover Pond (phosphorous from agriculture source)
  • Amity Lake/Saunders Pond (phosphorous from unknown source)

Spill Report:

Livingston County:

-Unknown cause in Dansville caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled in the sewer and impervious surface 11/16/21, unresolved

Allegany County: None reported

Monroe County:

-Equipment failure in Webster caused 20 gallons of wastewater to be spilled in the soil 11/15/21, unresolved

-Traffic accident in Spencer Port caused 15 gallons of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in Henrietta caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled in the surface water and sewer 11/17/21, unresolved

-Human error in Rochester caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

-Human error in Rochester caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

-Unknown cause in Rochester caused 5 gallons of gasoline to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, resolved 11/18/21

Genesee County:

-Equipment failure in Batavia caused 2 gallons of antifreeze to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

Wyoming County: None reported

Oswego River and Finger Lakes Watershed

Including Otisco, Skaneateles, Owasco, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua and Canadice Lakes; Oneida River, Clyde River, Cayuga Lake Tributaries and Seneca Lake Tributaries

High Flows: 3 systems flowing above 90th percentile

  • Oswego River drains an area of 5100 sq miles of Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, Tompkins, Seneca, Onandaga, Yates and Ontario counties. The flow at Lock 7 in Oswego County is much above normal, 216%, at 13800 cfs and 7.4 ft deep
  • Seneca River drains an area of 3130 sq miles of Onandaga County. The flow near Baldwinsville in Onandaga County is high, 271% above mean, at 10100 cfs and 4.7 ft deep
  • Canandaigua Outlet drains 195 sq miles of Ontario County. The flow at Chapin in Ontario County has slowed slights, but still ranked high, 515% above mean at 550 cfs and 4.9 ft deep
  • Flint Creek drains an area of 102 sq miles of Ontario County. The flow at Phelps in Ontario County is above normal, 141% above mean flow at 82.7 cfs and 1.9 ft deep
  • Keuka Lake drains an area of 207 sq miles in Yates County. At the outlet near Dresden in Yates County, the flow is above normal, 204% above mean, 412 cfs and 3.9 ft deep
  • Onandaga Creek drains an area of 110 sq miles of Onandaga County. The flow at Spencer St in Syracuse is much above normal at 192% above mean at 288 cfs and 3.5 ft deep
  • Fall Creek drains an area of 126 sq miles of Tompkins County. The flow near Ithaca is above normal, 136% above mean at 245 cfs and 1.65 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies (7 recommended for TDML plan)

Oswego County:

  • Lake Neatahwanta (phosphorous from urban stormwater runoff)
  • Pleasant Lake (phosphorous from unknown source

Madison County:

  • Canastota Creek, lower and tributaries (fecal coliform, oxygen demand from municipal sources and combined sewer overflows)

Cayuga County:

  • Owasco Upper Inlet and tributaries (nutrients from municipal and agricultural source)
  • Duck Lake (phosphorous from unknown source)

Tompkins County:

  • Cayuga Lake (phosphorous and silt/sediment from agriculture and urban stormwater runoff)

Seneca County:

  • Reeder Creek and tributaries (phosphorous from unknown source)

Spill Report:

Seneca County:

-Housekeeping in Seneca Falls caused unknown amounts of motor oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

-Other cause in Tyre caused unknown amounts of auto waste fluids to be spilled on an impervious surface 11/18/21, resolved 11/18/21

Cayuga County: None reported

Onondaga County: None reported

Schuyler County: None reported

Yates County: None reported

Ontario County:

-Equipment failure in Bristol caused 1 gallon of transformer oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, resolved 11/19/21

-Equipment failure in Geneva caused 5.6 lbs of refrigerant to be spilled into the air 11/18/21, resolved 11/19/21

Madison: None reported

Tompkins:

-Unknown cause in Trumansburg caused unknown amounts of unknown material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

Oneida:

-Equipment failure in Annville caused unknown amounts of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/17/21, unresolved

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)

Including Allegheny River, Chadakoin River, Conewango Creek, Canaseraga Creek, Cassadaga Creek, Olean Creek, Great Valley Creek, French Creek, Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Lake

Flows: all flows in normal range or below 90th percentile this week

  • Chadakoin River drains an area of 194 sq miles of Chautauqua County. The flow at Falconer is above normal, 167% above mean at 745 cfs and 2.2 ft deep
  • Chautauqua Creek drains an area of 35 sq miles in Chautauqua County. The flow below Westfield is 84% above mean at 103 cfs and 1.4 ft deep
  • Allegheny River drains an area of 1608 sq miles of Cattaraugus County. The flow at Olean is 127% above mean at 2260 cfs; the flow at Salamanca is normal, 109% above mean at 3160 cfs and 4.6 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies (8 recommended for TDML)

Cattaraugus County:

  • Allegheny River/Reservoir (phosphorous from unknown source)
  • Linlyco/Club Pond (phosphorous from unknown source)
  • Case Lake (phosphorous from unknown source)
  • Beaver Lake/Alma Pond (phosphorous from internal loading)

Chautauqua County:

  • Middle Cassadaga Lake (phosphorous from agriculture)
  • Chadakoin River and tributaries (phosphorous from urban/industrial runoff)
  • Hulburt/Clymer Pond (phosphorous from agriculture)
  • Findlay Lake (low oxygen demand from agricultural source)

Spill Report:

Cattaraugus County:

-Traffic accident in Olean caused 5 gallons of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Franklinville caused 275lbs of #2 fuel oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

Chautauqua County:

-Other cause in Fredonia caused unknown amounts of gasoline to be spilled in the soil 11/16/21, unresolved

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/Canisteo River; Lamoka Lake/Mill Pond, Waneta Lake, Almond Lake

Flows:

  • Canisteo River drains an area of 40 sq miles of Steuben County. The flow at Arkport is above normal, 167% above mean at 45 cfs and 1.3 ft deep; below Canacadea Creek at Hornell in Steuben County is flowing above normal 129% above mean, 219 cfs and 1.8 ft deep; at West Cameron in Steuben County is flowing above normal, 186% above mean, 439 cfs and 4.8 ft deep
  • Cohocton River drains an area of 370 sq miles of Steuben County. The flow near Campbell in Steuben County is above normal, 197% above mean, 812 cfs, 3.9 ft deep
  • Chemung River drains an area of 2506 sq miles in Steuben and Chemung Counties. The flow at Corning is above normal, 149% above mean at 2200 cfs and 16.4 ft deep; at Elmira in Chemung County, flow is 197 above mean at 2400 cfs and 2.3 ft deep; at Chemung is 141% above mean at 2570 cfs and 4.8 ft deep
  • Tioga River drains an area of 1377 sq miles in Steuben County. The flow near Erwens is normal, 139% above mean at 1440 cfs and 2.6 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies

Steuben County:

  • Smith Pond (phosphorous from onsite waste treatment system (WTS))

Spill Report:

Chemung County:

-Equipment failure in Elmira caused 10 gallons of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an impervious surface 11/17/21, unresolved

Steuben County:

-Equipment failure in Cohocton caused 10 lbs of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Tank Test Failure in Bath caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/16/21, unresolved

 

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.

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

Flows : systems flowing above 90th percentile in bold, flooding systems in red

  • Susquehanna River drains an area of 4773 sq miles of Otsego and Broome Counties. The flow at Unadilla is above normal, 168% above mean at 2630 cfs and 5.3 ft deep; at Bainbridge is 193% above mean at 4150 cfs and 5.5 ft deep; at Windsor, 190% above mean at 4810 cfs and 7.4 ft deep; at Conklin flow is normal, 142% above mean, 5200 cfs; at Vestal in Broome County above normal, 170% above mean at 9380 cfs and 7.85 ft deep; at Waverly flow is normal, 134% above mean, 10800 cfs and 4.7 ft deep
  • Chenango River drains an area of 1483 sq miles in Broome and Chenango Counties. The flow at Sherburne is above normal, 177% above mean at 664 cfs and 3.4ft deep; at Oxford in Chenango is above normal, 204% above mean at 1210 cfs; at Greene in Chenango County flow is above normal, 173% above mean at 1470 cfs and 5.1 ft deep; at Chenango Forks in Broome County is above normal, 153% above mean, 3730 cfs and 4.9 ft deep.
  • Tioughnioga River drains an area of 292 sq miles in Cortland County. The flow at Cortland is above normal, 174% above mean at 8.38 cfs and 4.5 ft deep.
  • Otselic River drains an area of 147 sq miles in Cortland County. The flow at Cincinnatus is normal, 117% above mean at 316 cfs and 2.3 ft deep

Impaired Water Bodies (3 recommended for TDML plan)

Broome County:

  • Whitney Point Lake/Reservoir (phosphorous from agriculture source)

Cortland County:

  • Dean Pond (phosphorous from agriculture source)

Herkimer County:

  • North Winfield Creek and tributaries (fecal coliform from onsite WTS)

Spills –

Broome County:

-Unknown cause in Lisle caused unknown amounts of other material to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Fenton caused unknown amounts of diesel to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Johnson City caused unknown amounts of hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

Chenango County: None reported

Cortland County:

-Unknown cause in Blodgett caused unknown amounts of unknown petroleum to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/15/21, unresolved

-Equipment failure in Homer caused unknown amounts of waste oil and hydraulic oil to be spilled on an unknown resource 11/18/21, unresolved

Otsego County: None reported

Report Key:

High Flows: WTNY reports systems with flows rated “much above normal” or “high” in boldface each week; flows in action stage or flood stage will appear in red. Data is gathered from the USGS WaterWatch real time streamflow. 

See also, National Weather Service high water terminology here https://www.weather.gov/aprfc/terminology

Impaired Water Bodies (these are lakes, reservoirs, rivers or parts of rivers with water quality tests indicating the system is impaired; these are listed in New York State 2018 Final Section 303 (d) list, along with the contaminant of concern and suspected source of contamination. The NYS DEC recommends the water body for a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) watershed protection plan.

Spills Report– hazardous materials spill incidents by county, listed in the pertinent watershed, as appearing in the NYS Environmental Sites Database, Spill Incidents Database as records are uploaded

See Watershed Basics Glossary for more details.







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