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Land Use Ecological Survey Results Released

posted Nov 15, 2012, 2:36 PM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 2:53 PM ]
Land Use Ecological Survey, Inc., published their report yesterday to the Town Board concerning the testing of Four Corners Pond, Warwick Brook, and the surrounding area. The document is available for download below.

Here is the group's summary of their findings:

"The findings of this water chemistry monitoring clearly indicate that Caretakers Marsh and the upper reaches of the south branch of Warwick Brook have highly eutrophic conditions resulting in chronic oxygen depletion and adverse impacts on water quality and ecological habitat. Some sites in lower Warwick Brook, including Watch Tower Pond and the mouth of Warwick Brook at Wee-Wah Lake, exhibited high dissolved oxygen levels throughout the study period. It is most likely that the Town wood chipping facility has been the source of additional nutrients and organic matter that have caused the eutrophic and oxygen depleted conditions in Caretakers Marsh and upper reaches of the south branch of Warwick Brook. Warm weather of early March 2012 and beaver dam breaches provided the additional stressors necessary to cause the fish kill event in the already vulnerable waters of upper Warwick Brook. The chronic impaired conditions indicate that the Warwick Brook is susceptible to fish kills during either the summer or winters months, particularly when environmental factors act to transport the oxygen depleted waters and organic matter and sediment from the upper reaches downstream."

Archived reports from earlier in 2012 can be viewed here.

Additionally, the Town Board has entered into a Letter of Consent with the Department of Environmental Conservation. This letter appears below as well, or can be viewed by clicking here.

Thank you.


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