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Green Infrastructure Plan and
Annual Reports

In September 2010, New York City released the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan which presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates “green infrastructure,” such as rain gardens and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, cost-effective “grey” or traditional infrastructure.





2013 Green Infrastructure Annual Report
In 2013 DEP certified completion of three Neighborhood Demonstration Area projects and met the three 2012 CSO Consent Order milestones, oversaw the completion of four Green Infrastructure Grant projects in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, worked with other City agencies to initiate Area-wide design and construction contracts, launched the BioswaleCare Program to support community stewardship of green infrastructure, accepted a NYC Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design for the first green infrastructure design standards, worked to support the extension of the NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement, and much more.
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2012 Green Infrastructure Annual Report
During 2012, DEP released design standards for green infrastructure, promulgated new stormwater performance standards for new development and substantial redevelopment, completed construction of the first neighborhood demonstration area in East New York, oversaw the completion of grant projects at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Queens College, initiated construction on area-wide contracts for the Flushing Bay and Bronx River drainage areas, and much more.
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2011 Green Infrastructure Plan Update
In 2011, the City created an interagency Green Infrastructure Task Force to identify opportunities to add green infrastructure to capital projects, created an Office of Green Infrastructure within DEP, launched a Green Infrastructure Grant Program, developed design standards for green infrastructure, signed a memorandum of agreement for the maintenance of green infrastructure, and facilitated the creation of a Green Infrastructure Steering Committee comprised of community groups and other interested parties.
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2010 NYC Green Infrastructure Plan
In September 2010, New York City released the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan which presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates “green infrastructure,” such as Right-of-way Bioswales and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, cost-effective “grey” or traditional infrastructure.
Download the report (PDF)

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Reservoir Levels

Current: 71.1%

Normal: 81.7%