NORWALK RIVER WATERSHED ACTION PLAN UPDATE
SWRPA and watershed stakeholders have been working with HydroQual, Inc. to update the Norwalk River Action Plan. The current Watershed Action Plan was created by the Norwalk River Watershed Initiative in 1998, and revised in 2004.
The updated Watershed Based Plan (WBP) has been Submitted to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for final approval.
Norwalk River Watershed Based Plan - Full Plan (8 Mb)
Norwalk River WBP Sections 1-4 (3 Mb)
Norwalk River WBP Sections 5-7 ( 3 Mb)
Norwalk River WBP Appendices ( 2 Mb)
The purpose of the plan update is to:
- Identify management measures to reduce impairments resulting from Non-Point Source Pollution and address the impairments plaguing the river as identified by the DEP's List of Connecticut Waterbodies Not Meeting Water Quality Standards.
- Incorporate the Nine Elements of Watershed Planning established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- To develop a Watershed Based Management Plan for the Norwalk River for use by municipalities, watershed organizations and local stake holders.
Project Materials and Presentations
Norwalk River Watershed Plan Update Overview (342 Kb)
Stakeholder Meeting #1 Presentation 6/24/10 (2.5 Mb)
Stakeholders Meeting #2 Presentation 9/29/10 (3.7 Mb)
Project Time Line
Task 1: Baseline Watershed Conditions and Natural Resource Assessment - Kick off Meeting and First Stake Holder Meeting - June 24, 2010
Task 2: Develop Watershed Management Goals and Recommendations - Winter 2010/2011
Task 3: Develop Pollutant Loading Models and Estimated Load Reductions - Stake Holder meeting #2 - September 28, 2010
Task 4: Development of an Implementation Schedule for Management Measures - March 2011
Task 5: Development of Interim Milestones and Performance Criteria - Review Summary of Sections 4 & 5 - April 2011
Task 6: Develop Draft Watershed Management Plan - Stakeholder and public review and comment on Draft Plan - May 2011
Task 7: Final Watershed Based Management Plan - June 2011
Existing Watershed Plans
The Norwalk River Watershed Action Plan - October 1998
NRWI A.P. Part 1 of 3 (10.7 MB)
NRWI A.P. Part 2 of 3 (10.0 MB)
NRWI A.P. Part 3 of 3 (10.2 MB)
2004 Norwalk River Watershed Initiative Action Plan Supplement (631k)
The Norwalk River Watershed Action Plan is funded in part by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection through a United States Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act Section 604(b) Water Quality management Planning Grant
For questions or additional information about the project contact
888 Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor
Stamford, CT 06901