Water Resources in Rockland - Planning in a Changing World

Related Links

Supply Sources Drought Climate Change Planning Desalination Rockland Water Use Conservation Quality Government NGOs

Supply - Sources

United Water New York
http://www.unitedwater.com/newyork/index.aspx

Home page for United Water New York, includes link to conservation information

New York Water Use Project
http://ny.cf.er.usgs.gov/nyprojectsearch/projects/2457-A67-1.html

USGS with cooperation from the NY Department of Environmental Conservation and the NY Department of Health. County level water use information collected and/or estimated every five years.

Rockland County Department of Health -- Peak Water Supply available for new development
http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/health/pdf/SupplyDemandTracking_1.pdf

Rockland County Department of Health procedure for assessing United Water NY water supply availability for proposed new developments.

USGS Rockland County Water Resources Assessment Project
http://ny.water.usgs.gov/projects/rockland/rockland.htm

Project Summary and real-time hydrologic data from Rockland County and northern New Jersey, including groundwater levels, streamflow, and precipitation.

USGS Water Science Centers for New York and New Jersey
http://ny.water.usgs.gov/

Primary USGS website for water resources information for all of New York and New Jersey

Supply- Current Drought Conditions and Past Droughts

US Drought Monitor, National Drought Mitigation Center:
http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

A synthesis of multiple drought indices that represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.

US Drought Portal
http://www.drought.gov/

Includes National Weather Service Drought Information Statements, the US Drought Monitor, drought news items, events and announcements, and other drought-related features

Northeast Drought Page, Northeast Regional Drought Center, NOAA
http://met-www.cit.cornell.edu/drought/
A collection of historical drought data for the northeastern US and useful drought links

NJ drought information
http://www.nj.gov/dep/drought

Includes drought status, water saving ideas, and links to current rainfall statistics and current reservoir levels

Supply- Climate Change

NYCDEP Climate Change Program Assessment and Action Plan
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/news/climate_change_report_05-08.shtml

A Report Based on the Ongoing Work of the DEP Climate Change Task Force; May 2008. Includes water supply system impacts and adaptation strategies.

The Pacific Institute Water Program
http://www.pacinst.org/topics/water_and_sustainability/index.php

The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity. The Water Program focuses on eight topics including water efficiency and climate change.

Supply- Planning

Haverstraw Water Supply Project
http://haverstrawwatersupplyproject.com/index.php

United Water New York site including project description, pre-draft EIS and frequently asked questions

Proposed Haverstraw Desalination Plant pre-Draft Environmental Impact Statement
http://haverstrawwatersupplyproject.com/index.php/draft-environmental-impact-study-deis.html

Supply- Desalination

Haverstraw Water Supply Project
http://haverstrawwatersupplyproject.com/index.php

United Water New York site Including project description, pre-draft EIS and frequently asked questions

Riverkeeper
www.riverkeeper.org

Includes testimony on the proposed desalination plant at Haverstraw and material on the health of Hudson River fisheries

Demand - Rockland County Water Use

New York Water Use Project
http://ny.cf.er.usgs.gov/nyprojectsearch/projects/2457-A67-1.html

USGS with cooperation from the NY Department of Environmental Conservation and the NY Department of Health. County level water use information collected and/or estimated every five years.

Demand - Conservation

United Water New York Conservation Page
http://www.unitedwater.com/newyork/conservation.aspx

Includes information on conservation kits, xeriscaping, daily evapotranspiration guide to lawn watering requirements, and the 2008 Conservation guide.

Rockland County Mandatory Conservation Measures
http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/health/pdf/articleV.pdf

Article V of the Rockland County Sanitary Code outlines the conditions for declaring the different stages of drought and the mandatory conservation measures associated with each.

EPA residential water conservation site
http://epa.gov/watersense/

Includes residential water conservation products and information.

EPA nonpoint source pollution website with water conservation information
http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/chap3.cfm

EPA discussion of water efficiency practices for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural users and system operators.

Saving Water & Energy
This EPA webinar from May 2011 features 3 presentations, two on the topic "Saving Water Saves Energy", one by the Chief of EPA's WaterSense Branch and one by a representative of the River Network, and a third on the topic "The Zero Net Energy Wastewater Treatment Plant: Coming to a Town Near You".

The Pacific Institute Water Program
http://www.pacinst.org/topics/water_and_sustainability/index.php

The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity. The Water Program focuses on eight topics including water efficiency and climate change.

Quality - Overview

USEPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/protect.html

Includes drinking water standards, list of contaminants and Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), drinking water and health basics and more.

State and Local Government websites covering many topics

Rockland County Bureau of Water Supply Home Page
http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/health/EI/ws.htm

NY Dept. of Env. Conservation water supply & conservation home page
http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/313.html

Includes information on the public water supply program, the water well program and watershed based drought management regions.

NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection Home Page
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/home/home.shtml

NYC Dept. of Environmental Conservation Drinking Water Home Page
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/drinking_water/index.shtml

Includes information on reservoir levels, drinking water supply and quality, drought and water consumption and the history of the NYC water supply system.

NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection water home page
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/infofinder/topics/water.htm

Includes water, coastal and watershed information.

Links to local and regional non-profits with an interest in water issues

Preserve Ramapo Political Action Group
www.preserveramapo.org

Water issues:
http://www.preserveramapo.org/Journal%20News%202006/Indexed%20list/...

Riverkeeper

United Water New York's Proposed Desalination Plant:
http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/river-ecology/waterfront-development-review/united-water-desal/

Rockland County Sierra Club
http://groups.google.com/group/sierrarc?pli=1

Rockland Residents Against Flooding Tomorrow (R.A.F.T.)
http://rocklandraft.com/

Rockland Water Coalition
http://sustainablerockland.org/

 
 

 

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