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  • Environmental ConsiderationsEnvironmental Considerationswithwith

    Drainage OperationsDrainage Operations

    Tim BakerTim BakerMaintenance Environmental CoordinatorMaintenance Environmental Coordinator

    NYSDOT NYSDOT –– Region 3 Region 3 -- SyracuseSyracuse

  • Another flooded roadAnother flooded road

  • Ditch filled with sedimentDitch filled with sediment

  • How about Environmental How about Environmental Concerns?Concerns?

  • Stream Restriction DatesStream Restriction Dates

    Revolves around spawning datesRevolves around spawning datesWarm water Warm water vsvs Cold water speciesCold water species

  • Now What?Now What?

    Waste AreasWaste AreasErosion and Sediment ControlErosion and Sediment ControlEquipment Equipment DeconDecon??

  • Waste AreasWaste Areas

    Things to look forThings to look for–– WetlandsWetlands–– Flood plainsFlood plains–– Cultural ResourcesCultural Resources

  • WetlandsWetlands

    Federal Federal –– NWINWI–– Regulated by the Army Corps of EngineersRegulated by the Army Corps of Engineers–– Size does NOT matterSize does NOT matter–– Judicial battle in Courts right nowJudicial battle in Courts right nowStateState–– Regulated by the NYSDECRegulated by the NYSDEC–– Only wetlands greater than 12 acres in sizeOnly wetlands greater than 12 acres in size

  • Flood PlainsFlood Plains

    100 year storm event water level100 year storm event water levelManaged by TownsManaged by TownsDevelopment in this area causes further Development in this area causes further flooding flooding

  • Cultural ResourcesCultural Resources

    A What????A What????Controlled by State Historic Preservation Controlled by State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)Officer (SHPO)Historic or PreHistoric or Pre--Historic ResourceHistoric Resource–– Older than 50 yearsOlder than 50 years–– A lot of History can be found at these A lot of History can be found at these

    locationslocations

  • Waste areasWaste areas

    Does property owner have some type of Does property owner have some type of plan to follow?plan to follow?How is Erosion and Sediment Control How is Erosion and Sediment Control going to be handled?going to be handled?If permits are needed property owner must If permits are needed property owner must obtainobtainCheck the wetland mapsCheck the wetland mapsCheck if area is free of invasive plantsCheck if area is free of invasive plants

  • Erosion and Sediment ControlErosion and Sediment Control

    Erosion Control vs Sediment ControlErosion Control vs Sediment Control–– Prevent the erosion so you donPrevent the erosion so you don’’t have to t have to

    worry about sediment controlworry about sediment control–– Cheaper in long runCheaper in long run–– Maintaining until turf is establishedMaintaining until turf is established

    70% ground cover 70% ground cover

  • Methods of Erosion ControlMethods of Erosion Control

    Hydro SeedingHydro SeedingHay / Straw mulchHay / Straw mulchWood chips / compostWood chips / compostErosion Control BlanketsErosion Control BlanketsOthersOthers

  • Picture of Hydro seeder workingPicture of Hydro seeder working

  • Straw Blower pictureStraw Blower picture

  • Picture of Compost blowerPicture of Compost blower

  • Picture of erosion control blanketPicture of erosion control blanket

  • Methods of Sediment ControlMethods of Sediment Control

    Once the rain has picked up the sediment Once the rain has picked up the sediment and is moving it what can we do?and is moving it what can we do?–– Silt fenceSilt fence–– Check damsCheck dams–– Sediment basinsSediment basins–– Others?Others?

  • Picture of silt fencePicture of silt fence

  • Silt fence Silt fence CheckdamCheckdam photophoto

  • Stone Stone CheckdamCheckdam photophoto

  • HaybaleHaybale photophoto

  • Reusable Reusable checkdamcheckdam

  • Sediment BasinsSediment Basins

  • OthersOthers

  • Other things to consider before you Other things to consider before you start operationstart operation

    Timing / SeasonTiming / SeasonVegetation that you are removingVegetation that you are removingWhere you are workingWhere you are workingHow far to disposal areaHow far to disposal area

  • Why to Why to DeconDecon EquipmentEquipmentInvasive PlantsInvasive Plants

    PhragmitesPhragmitesJapanese KnotweedJapanese KnotweedPurple LoosestrifePurple LoosestrifeOthersOthers

  • PhragmitesPhragmites

  • Japanese KnotweedJapanese Knotweed

  • Purple LoosestrifePurple Loosestrife

  • Questions?Questions?

    ThankThank--youyou

    Timothy BakerTimothy Baker(315) 448(315) 448--73667366

    [email protected]@dot.state.ny.us

    Environmental Considerations�with�Drainage OperationsAnother flooded roadDitch filled with sedimentHow about Environmental Concerns?Stream Restriction DatesNow What?Waste AreasWetlandsFlood PlainsCultural ResourcesWaste areasErosion and Sediment ControlMethods of Erosion ControlPicture of Hydro seeder workingStraw Blower picturePicture of Compost blowerPicture of erosion control blanketMethods of Sediment ControlPicture of silt fenceSilt fence Checkdam photoStone Checkdam photoHaybale photoReusable checkdamSediment BasinsOthersOther things to consider before you start operationWhy to Decon Equipment�Invasive PlantsPhragmitesJapanese KnotweedPurple LoosestrifeQuestions?��Thank-you