The Oatka Plan

In May of 2006, the OCWC developed and approved an outline for a watershed management plan. (Click here to view this outline.)

Under the direction of the Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council, there was a reworking of a plan for the Oatka watershed. Work under this “Intermunicipal Planning for the Black & Oatka Creek Watersheds” project resulted in a draft watershed plan completed in September of 2014 and finalized and accepted by the NY Dept. of State in early 2016. Included in the plan are:

  • A Characterization of the Watershed
  • Sub-watershed Prioritization
  • Regulatory/Programmatic Evaluation
  • Identification of Management Strategies
  • A “Phasing Plan” (i.e. Issue Prioritization and Implementation)
  • A model agreement for creating an Intermunicipal Coordinating Organization

PDF downloads of the Oatka Creek Watershed Management Plan:

Cover

Executive Summary

Characterization Report

Regulatory and Programmatic Environment Report

Subwatershed Report

Identification and Description of Management Practices, Approaches and Strategies for Watershed Protection and Restoration & Implementation Strategy and Schedule

Additionally, NYSDEC has developed guidelines that helps this watershed plan meet the standards required by the EPA for watershed plans:

Addressing Phosphorus and Sediment in the Genesee River Basin: A synopsis of Existing Reports to meet EPA’s Nine Elements of a Watershed Plan, August 2014 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation