Paerdegat Basin

Paerdegat Basin is located within Brooklyn Community District 18 on the northwestern edge of Jamaica Bay between the neighborhoods of Flatlands and Canarsie. It is bounded to the north by Flatlands and Ralph Avenues, to the east by Paerdegat Avenue North and to the west by Bergen Avenue. At the southwestern edge of the waterbody lies Joseph Thomas McGuire Park, while at the southeastern edge lies Canarsie Beach Park. The downstream watercourse of Paerdegat Basin proceeds in a southeast direction from Flatlands Avenue to Jamaica Bay under a bridge for the Belt Parkway (a.k.a. Shore Parkway). Portions of the Gateway National Recreation Area are on both banks at its mouth. The tributary watershed to Paerdegat Basin includes 6,825 acres spanning portions of the Canarsie, Brownsville, Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Madison, and Flatlands neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Land use is primarily residential, with extensive parkland areas and a smaller mix of public facilities and commercial, manufacturing, and transportation uses. Most of the land immediately adjacent to Paerdegat Basin is parkland, except near the head end where a number of public facilities are located.

Long Term Control Plan

DEP completed a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) to better understand CSO impacts on water quality within Paerdegat Basin. Throughout the LTCP’s development the City collected water quality data, performed extensive modeling, held multiple public meeting and analyzed potential projects based on costs and anticipated water quality. To learn more about the Paerdegat Basin LTCP and other improvement projects, download the factsheet.

The Paerdegat Basin LTCP was submitted to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in June 2006. DEC approved the plan on February 1, 2007.

Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan

The Paerdegat Basin Waterbody/Watershed Facility Plan was submitted to DEC in November 2005.

Additional Materials

Get Involved

For more information, please email and visit our LTCP Program webpage.