Skip to main content

IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO REMOVE GOWANUS CANAL FROM NEW YORK STATE'S TMDL LIST

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.

or click here to sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

Gowanus Canal is an urbanized estuarine tributary of New York Harbor with combined sewer overflow (CSO) and stormwater discharges. It is presently on New York State's 303(d) list requiring Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development. Prior to 1999, water quality conditions did not meet the numerical and narrative water quality standards of its use designation. In 1999, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) completed it's first phase of facility planning to improve water quality and aesthetic conditions in Gowanus Canal. The DEP reactivated New York City's Gowanus Canal Flushing Tunnel, which conveys New York Harbor water below several neighborhoods in Brooklyn to the head end of the canal. Post-construction monitoring has indicated that the canal now exhibits water quality conditions that meet its designated use. This represents an opportunity to remove the waterbody from the TMDL list. The DEP is now implementing additional waterbody/watershed facility planning that will assure compliance in the foreseeable future and may facilitate a use classification upgrade.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864705783967322

Publication date: January 1, 2005

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wefproc/2005/00002005/00000003/art00069
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more