• Green Infrastructure Rapid Assessment Plan: Genesee River

      2015-01-05
      This Green Infrastructure Rapid Assessment Plan: Genesee River (Plan) provides Monroe County with a prioritized list of stormwater retrofit projects for the study area, which, if implemented, are expected to improve water quality and reduce stormwater runoff volumes through time. The assessment methodology used to develop this Plan is a simplified approach of the methodology used to develop stormwater assessment and action plans (SWAPPs) for other watersheds in Monroe County. Unlike the rapid assessment approach, the SWAPP approach typically includes the development of a watershed model to evaluate baseline watershed conditions and to estimate the potential effects of proposed stormwater retrofit projects on water quality and hydrology. However, instead of watershed modeling, this rapid assessment employed a planning-level geographic information system (GIS) desktop analysis and ranking methodology that factored in estimates for project benefits, feasibility, and cost effectiveness. The results of this rapid assessment provide the groundwork for additional detailed investigations of stormwater management strategies such as those described in SWAPPs completed for other watersheds in Monroe County (e.g., Shipbuilders and Buckland Creeks).
    • Green Infrastructure Rapid Assessment Plan: Northrup Creek Long Pond

      2014-07-25
      This "Green Infrastructure Retrofit Plan: Northrup Creek- Long Pond" identifies and prioritizes potential stormwater retrofit projects to address existing water quality issues including nutrients (phosphorus), weed/algal growth, and streambank erosion. Long Pond has been listed as an impaired waterbody in the New York State SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). This designation requires that MS4s insure no net increase in the discharge of pollutants of concern (phosphorus). The Towns of Greece, Ogden, and Parma, as well as the Village of Spencerport, are MS4s and located within the Long Pond watershed. In addition, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has prepared a draft Total Maximum Daily Load for Long Pond. Monroe County and the Stormwater Coalition have prepared this plan as a first step in complying with the "no net increase" requirement and to demonstrate to USEPA that the communities can address these water quality issues without the imposition of an additional regulatory framework.