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Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture Sampling (2008-2010)

Central NY Report

The Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV) is a partnership between state and federal agencies, regional and local governments, businesses, conservation organizations, academia, scientific societies, and private citizens. The EBTJV was formed to halt the decline of brook trout and restore fishable populations. For more information on the EBJTV visit their web site, which can be found under Links Leaving DEC's Website in the right hand column.

The DEC is just one of the many partners in the EBTJV. Across the state, Regional fisheries staff are surveying waters with the potential to support brook trout. Many of these waters are small unnamed streams that have never been surveyed or survey data is outdated. As of 2010, seventy (70) of these potential waters have been surveyed in Central New York (DEC Region 7). Brook trout were found in 16 of these waters. Seventeen waters were found that qualify for reclassification to a higher water quality standard. This is one of the immediate benefits of this effort; it identifies streams or stream segments that warrant upgrading of their water classification.

2010

Region 7 staff surveyed 10 streams in 2010 as part of the EBJTV study. Streams surveyed were in the Susquehanna and Lake Ontario watersheds, 8 and 2 streams respectively. Brook trout were found in two of the streams in the Susquehanna watershed. Both streams are tributaries to the Otselic River. Three waters were found that qualify for reclassification to a higher water quality standard.

2009

Region 7 staff surveyed 28 streams in 2009 as part of the EBJTV study. These streams were in watersheds where brook trout were predicted to have been extripated. Brook trout were fairly plentiful in the streams of the east branch of the Tioughnioga River watershed. No brook trout were found in the other presumed extirpated watersheds that were sampled in 2009. Three waters were found that qualify for reclassification to a higher water quality standard.

2008

Region 7 staff surveyed 32 streams in 2008 as part of the EBJTV study. Streams surveyed were in the Susquehanna and Lake Ontario watersheds, 25 and 7 streams respectively. Brook trout were found in four of the streams of the Susqehanna watershed. Seven waters were found that qualify for reclassification to a higher water quality standard.