D E C banner
D E C banner

Disclaimer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Atlantic Ocean/ Long Island Sound WI/PWL

The most recent Atlantic/Long Island Sound Basin Waterbody Inventory/Priority Waterbodies List Report was issued in August 2011. This report includes an overall evaluation of water quality in the Atlantic/Long Island Sound Basin, as well as assessments for specific waterbody segments in the basin.

Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Basin

The WI/PWL Report for this basin has been issued in two volumes: Volume 1 (PDF) (3.55 MB) covers waters in the New York City Metropolitan Area and Volume 2 (PDF) (5.10 MB) covers Nassau and Suffolk County Waters. You may choose to view/download either entire report as one large file, or in order to ease viewing/downloading, the information in these reports has been segmented into separate smaller files. Use the index below to find, view and download the portion (or portions) of the report of interest to you.

Updated Assessments

Individual waterbody segments that are updated subsequent to the issuing of this report will be included in the UPDATED Assessments section below, along with a link to obtain the revised segment data sheets.

The next comprehensive review and update of the water quality assessments for waters in this basin is scheduled to be conducted in 2015.

The Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Basin WI/PWL Report - Volume 1: New York City Metropolitan Waters

Introduction (PDF) (770 KB) - Includes report cover, table of contents and description of the WI/PWL program.

Basin Assessment (PDF) (998 KB) - Includes a brief summary of water quality in the entire basin.

Priority Waterbodies List (PDF) (189 KB) - Provides a summary list of PWL waters, use impacts, causes and sources.

The Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound Basin WI/PWL Report - Volume 2: Nassau and Suffolk County Waters

Introduction (PDF) (729 KB) - Includes report cover, table of contents and description of the WI/PWL program.

Basin Assessment (PDF) (826 KB) - Includes a brief summary of water quality in the entire basin.

Priority Waterbodies List (PDF) (288 KB) - Provides a summary list of PWL waters, use impacts, causes and sources.

Waterbody Inventory and Segment Data Sheets (Volumes 1 and 2)

Jamaica Bay Watershed (PDF) (350 KB)

New York Harbor Watershed (PDF) (444 KB)

East River Watershed (PDF) (380 KB)

Western Long Island Sound Watershed (PDF) (454 KB)

North Shore Long Island Watershed (PDF) (713 KB)

Peconic Estuary Watershed (PDF) (874 KB)

South Shore Long Island Watershed (PDF) (1.39 MB)

Currently no waterbody assessments have been revised since the current WI/PWL Assessment Report for this basin was issued.

Appendices

Assessment Methodology (PDF) (177 KB) - Same for both volumes.

WI/PWL Data Sheet Definitions (PDF) (74 KB) - Same for both volumes.

Index of Waterbodies, Volume 1 (PDF) (236 KB)

Index of Waterbodies, Volume 2 (PDF) (218 KB)

For additional information and answers to questions about this water quality assessment, please use the contact information at the right to reach us by e-mail, phone or in writing.