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Norwalk River Watershed


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.

710Norwalk 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

 710Norwalk River Watershed Plan Update Overview  (342 Kb)       

710Stakeholder Meeting #1 Presentation 6/24/10 (2.5 Mb) 

710Stakeholders 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

710 NRWI A.P. Part 1 of 3 (10.7 MB)

710 NRWI A.P. Part 2 of 3 (10.0 MB)

710 NRWI A.P. Part 3 of 3 (10.2 MB)

710 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

Contact Us

For questions or additional information about the project contact

888 Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: 203-316-5190




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