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The Waterfowl Management Program Final Environmental Impact Statement

DEP is pleased to announce the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Waterfowl Management Program.

The FEIS Notice of Completion and Executive Summary are available for viewing below. The FEIS will be available for inspection by the public at repositories located within Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties and in the City of New York.

Project Description

DEP is proposing to expand its Waterfowl Management Program beyond the current program at Kensico Reservoir to five additional City reservoirs: Rondout, Ashokan, West Branch, Croton Falls, and Cross River. The objective of the program is to minimize fecal coliform bacteria (FCB) loads to the reservoirs that result from waterbirds roosting on the reservoirs during the migratory and winter seasons. The program would include avian (bird) population monitoring, avian deterrence measures, targeted avian dispersion activities, reproductive management methods, and, on rare occasions, removal methods.

The five reservoirs included in the proposed expansion are located in the following Towns and Counties:

Reservoir Towns (County)
Rondout Neversink (Sullivan), Wawarsing (Ulster)
Ashokan Hurley, Marbletown, Olive (Ulster)
West Branch Carmel, Kent (Putnam)
Croton Falls Carmel, Southeast (Putnam), Somers (Westchester)
Cross River Bedford, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge (Westchester)

The management program at these reservoirs would be similar, but more limited in scope and duration, to the Kensico Reservoir program.


The Waterfowl Management Program Final Environmental Impact Statement

Notice of Completion (PDF)

Executive Summary (PDF)

Figure 1 - New York City Water Supply System (PDF)

Figure 2 - Potential Avian Dispersion Usage Level – Rondout Reservoir (PDF)

Figure 3 - Potential Avian Dispersion Usage Level – Ashokan Reservoir (PDF)

Figure 4 - Potential Avian Dispersion Usage Level – West Branch Reservoir (PDF)

Figure 5 - Potential Avian Dispersion Usage Level – Croton Falls Reservoir (PDF)

Figure 6 - Potential Avian Dispersion Usage Level – Cross River Reservoir (PDF)

Figure 7 - Waterbird Population on Kensico Reservoir and Percentage of Catskill and Delaware Effluent Keypoint Sample for FCB Containing Less than 20 CFU/100mL in Previous Six Months (PDF)

Figure 8 - Average Monthly Waterbird Counts for Kensico Reservoir: Pre- and Post-Program Impletmentation (PDF)

Figure 9 - Rondout Reservoir Case Study – 12/20/00-1/16/01 (PDF)

Figure 10 - Rondout Reservoir Case Study – 12/30/02-1/14/03 (PDF)

Figure 11 - Croton Falls Reservoir Case Study – 1/12/02-1/28/02 (PDF)

Figure 12 - Rondout Reservoir Noise Impact Area Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 13 - Rondout Reservoir Noise Impact Area Non-Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 14 - Ashokan Reservoir Noise Impact Area Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 15 - Ashokan Reservoir Noise Impact Area Non-Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 16 - West Branch Reservoir Noise Impact Area Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 17 - West Branch Reservoir Noise Impact Area Non-Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 18 - Croton Falls Reservoir Noise Impact Area Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 19 - Croton Falls Reservoir Noise Impact Area Non-Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 20 - Cross River Reservoir Noise Impact Area Ice Conditions (PDF)

Figure 21 - Cross River Reservoir Noise Impact Area Non-Ice Conditions (PDF)

 

Waterfowl Management Program Final Environmental Impact Statement Repositories
NYCDEP
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th floor
Flushing, NY 11373
Contact: Diane McCarthy
(718) 595-4363
NYC Municipal Reference Library
Dept of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10007
Contact: Harold Miller
(212) 788-8590
NYCDEP
465 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
Contact: Jennifer Malta
(914) 742-2080
NYCDEP
71 Smith Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: Sue DiMuccio
(845) 340-7500
Daniel Pierce Library
328 Main Street, POB 268
Grahamsville, NY 12740-0268
Contact: Joann Gallagher, Director
(845) 985-7233
Olive Free Library Association
4033 Route 28A
West Shokan, NY 12494
Contact: Ruth Ann Muller, Director
(845) 657-2482
Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536
Contact: Van Kozelka, Reference
(914) 232-3508
Reed Memorial Library
1733 Route 6
Carmel, NY 10512
Contact: Joy G. Wofse, Director
(845) 225-2439
Kent Public Library
264 Route 52
Carmel, NY 10512
Contact: Karen LaRocca-Fels, Asst Director
(845) 225-8585
Bedford Town Hall
321 Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
(914) 666-4534
Town Clerk: Lisbeth Fumagalli
Carmel Town Hall
60 McAlpin Avenue
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 628-1500
Town Clerk: Connie Munday
Hurley Town Hall
10 Wamsley Place, P.O. Box 569
Hurley, NY 12443
(845) 331-7474
Town Clerk: Karin Horner
Kent Town Hall
531 Route 52
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 225-2067
Town Clerk: Edith M. Schanil
Lewisboro Town Hall
11 Main St.,P.O. Box 500
South Salem, NY 10590
(914) 763-3511
Town Clerk: Kathleen G. Cory
Marbletown Town Hall
P.O. Box 217
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(845) 687-7601
Town Clerk: Katherine Davis
Neversink Town Hall
273 Main Street, P.O. Box 307
Grahamsville, NY 12740
(845) 985-2262
Town Clerk: Loretta Ackerly
Olive Town Hall
45 Watson Hollow Road, P.O. Box 96
West Shokan, NY 12494
(845) 657-2320
Town Clerk: Sylvia Rozzelle
Pound Ridge Town Hall
179 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
(914) 764-5511
Town Clerk: Suzanne Beatty
Southeast Town Hall
1 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
(845) 279-2196
Town Clerk: Ruth A. Mazzei
Wawarsing Town Hall
108 Canal Street, P.O. Box 671
Ellenville, NY 12428
(845) 647-6560
Town Clerk: Jane Eck

Reservoir Levels

Current: 70.9%

Normal: 74.5%