Watershed Resources Management

Watershed Plans in New York

Recognizing the importance of watershed planning as a means to protect and restore water resources and local economies, the New York State Department of State assisted in the development and implementation of 37 watershed management plans covering 458 municipalities and over 11,500 square miles (seven million acres) that represents 21% of New York’s land mass. Each watershed plan is guided by an intermunicipal organization, facilitated by the Department which shares resources and cooperates on projects to reduce water pollution. To support the local efforts of planning for and implementing watershed plans, the Department has granted numerous awards from the Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans grants program.

Watershed Plans, Completed:
Case Studies

Watershed Plans, In-progress:

  • Mohawk River (Draft watershed plan available - public meetings September 10th,16th, and 18th)
  • Quassaick Creek
  • Seneca Lake
  • Black and Oatka Creek