Tidal Wetlands Losses
Since 1989, NYSDEC has been mapping tidal wetlands in the New York Marine District, which includes areas from the Tappan Zee Bridge south, to the southern tip of Staten Island, proceeding east to the twin forks (Montauk and Orient Points) and Fisher's Island.
Generally, tidal wetland losses can result from both human caused and natural disturbances. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- ice scour
- inlet stabilization
- watershed development
- shoreline hardening
- wind/wave action
See also a letter from DEC Commissioner Joe Martens regarding repairs and improvements to the Bay Park wastewater treatment plant (PDF) 891 KB and how these will reduce nitrogen discharges into Hempstead Bay, Long Island.