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Part 923: Shinnecock Bay - Mecox Bay Drainage Basin

(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, § 17-0301)

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Sec.

§923.1 Adopting Order

Pursuant to article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law, after proper study and following public hearings held on due notice, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby adopts and assigns the following classifications and standards of quality and purity to all surface waters within the designated drainage basins of Shinnecock Bay - Mecox Bay as hereinafter described.

§923.2 Definitions and Conditions

The several terms, words or phrases hereinafter mentioned shall be construed as follows:

(a) Item No. In Table I an item number is assigned consecutively to each specifically designated waters or portion thereof.

(b) Waters index number as appearing in Table I shall mean that number or abbreviation assigned to any designated waters or portion thereof for the purpose of identification.

(1) The numbering or index system used to identify specific waters of New York State was adapted from that used by the New York State Conservation Department in its biological survey series of reports on watersheds of the State. The primary waters of a drainage area, such as a river, large lake, bay or sound, is usually referred to by name or an abbreviation. Tributaries of primary river waters are consecutively numbered progressing upstream from the mouth. Tributaries of primary lake, bay or sound waters are consecutively numbered in a clockwise order from a defined point, usually the outlet of the primary waters. Subtributaries are numbered as encountered along the tributary proceeding from its mouth to the source, and in like manner all of its other stream courses are so numbered. Ponds and lakes are numbered in the order they are encountered within the system. Tributaries of such lakes and ponds are numbered consecutively as they enter, progressing clockwise around the lake or pond from its outlet or mouth. The numbers assigned to such lakes and ponds are prefixed by the letter P. When isolated lakes and ponds are referenced by a waters index number, it is merely for convenience of their identification and location within a subdrainage basin, and it is not necessarily indicative of their being tributary to any waters to which no surface connection is shown on the reference maps.

(2) This system was applied to the waters under consideration by the New York State Conservation Department in its Biological Survey of the Lower Hudson Watershed and Biological Survey of the Fresh Waters of Long Island in 1936 and 1938, respectively, and has been closely followed in connection with the numerical identification of the waters with the following exceptions: Some of the stream numbers do not run consecutively due to the omission of streams originally shown on the older maps employed by the Conservation Department at the time of its 1936 and 1938 surveys but not shown on later editions of maps reproduced herein. Conversely, streams, lakes and ponds not shown on the older maps but appearing on the newer maps are designated by suffix letters a, b, c, etc.

(3) The system as applied to the identification of the designated waters may be outlined as follows: There are several primary indices used to identify the designated waters. Those waters that drain Atlantic Ocean proper are identified by waters index numbers prefixed by the abbreviation AO. Waters draining to Shinnecock Bay are identified by waters index numbers prefixed by the abbreviation SB. Waters of Shinnecock Inlet, Quogue Canal, Quantuck Bay and Quantuck Canal are identified by SI, Qg-C, QB and Qt-C, respectively, prefixing the waters index numbers.

(4) The following table will illustrate how the designated waters may be identified through use of the waters index system:

Waters Index Number Name of Waters Explanation
AO Atlantic Ocean Primary waters identified by an abbreviation.
SB Shinnecock Bay
SB-155 Phillips Creek The 155th tributary encountered on Long Island proceeding in a clockwise direction around the island from Fort Hamilton (The Narrows).
SB-155-1 Stone Creek The first tributary entering Phillips Creek above the mouth.
Qg-C-P 834 Ogden Pond The 834th pond or lake encountered in the biological survey area of the Atlantic Ocean-Long Island Sound watershed

(c) The abbreviations trib., tribs., subtrib. and subtribs., indicating tributary, tributaries, subtributary and subtributaries, shall mean any stream, pond or other body of surface water which flows into any other stream, pond or other body of surface water; where no tributary, tributaries, subtributary or subtributaries are mentioned, the specifically designated waters shall include only the stream, pond or other body of water referenced by such waters index number; where a tributary, tributaries, subtributary or subtributaries are mentioned after the waters index number, the specifically designated waters shall include the stream, pond or other body of water referenced by such waters index number and all tributaries and subtributaries thereof, which are shown on the reference maps, excluding numbered ponds, unless exceptions are expressly stated.

(d) Name as appearing in Table I shall mean the name by which the specifically designated waters are known and which name may appear on the reference maps. In cases of specifically designated waters which have no name, the named waters to which the unnamed waters are tributary are identified as far as possible.

(e) Description. The column headed "Description" contains designations of segments or sections of waters under consideration to which a particular assignment of a class and standards shall apply. Also included in this column is any useful information pertinent to the classification and standards.

(f) Map Ref. No. as appearing in Table I means map reference number and indicates one or more of the following numbered maps reproduced herein completely, or in part, on which the specifically designated waters and their index numbers are shown.

(1) The following maps were produced from original maps which may be procured through the Washington Distribution Section, Geological Survey, Silver Spring, Maryland:

Map Ref. No. Quadrangle Name Edition Published By
R-29a Riverhead 1944 U.S. Army
R-29b Mattituck 1944 U.S. Army
R-29c Eastport 1944 U.S. Army
R-29d Quogue 1943 U.S. Army
R-30a Southampton 1944 U.S. Army
R-30b Sag Harbor 1943 U.S. Army
R-30c Shinnecock 1944 U.S. Army

(2) It is to be noted that Map 2, section 923.6, infra, has been made by using maps R-30a, R-30b and R-30c and combining them into one map. Map 3, section 923.7, infra, has been made by using maps R-29a, R-29b, R-29c, R-29d, R-30a and R-30c and combining them into one map.

(g) Class, as appearing in Table I and denoted by the letters B, C, SA, SB, SC and SD opposite each specifically designated waters, shall mean Class B, C, SA, SB, SC and SD, as the case may be, as set forth in Part 701, supra.

(h) Standards, as appearing in Table I and denoted by the letters B, C, SA, SB, SC and SD opposite each specifically designated waters, shall mean the quality standards established for Class B, C, SA, SB, SC and SD, as the case may be, as set forth in Part 701, supra.

(i) The Shinnecock Bay - Mecox Bay drainage basin shall be deemed to include the following areas:

(1) that portion of the Atlantic Ocean within the boundaries of New York State extending from a line passing due south through Potunk Point to a line passing due south at Ocean Road, a distance of approximately 19.6 miles;

(2) all of the Shinnecock Bay and Mecox Bay as defined in Table I included herein; and

(3) all land and water areas which are directly or indirectly tributary to Shinnecock Bay or Mecox Bay.

(j) Unless otherwise expressly defined in Table I, the mouth of any stream or estuary shall be considered to be represented by a continuation of the shoreline of the bay, cove, river, estuary or creek to which such stream or estuary is tributary across the channel axis of such tributary stream or estuary.

(k) All streams, ponds, estuaries or other bodies of water which appear as lines, to indicate natural waters, on the reference maps herein, and which are not specifically designated in Table I, shall be assigned the same classes and standards of quality and purity as the specifically designated waters to which they are directly tributary.

(l) All streams, ponds, estuaries or other bodies of water which are not shown on the reference maps herein shall be assigned to Class D, as set forth in Part 701, supra, except that any continuous flowing natural stream which is not shown on the reference maps shall have the same classification and assigned standards as the waters to which it is directly tributary; or, if they be tidal salt waters, such waters which are not shown on the reference maps herein shall be assigned to Class SD, as set forth in Part 701, supra, except that any continuous flowing natural stream which is not shown on the reference maps shall have the same classification and assigned standard as the waters to which it is directly tributary.

§923.3 Assigned Classifications and Standards of Quality and Purity

The classifications and standards of quality and purity assigned to the surface waters specifically designated and described herein are set forth in Table I, subject to the definitions and conditions as stated above.

§923.4 Table I

Table I
Classifications and Standards of Quality and Purity Assigned to Fresh Surface Waters and Tidal Salt Waters of Shinnecock Bay - Mecox Bay Drainage Basin, Suffolk County, New York, Which Includes a Portion of the Atlantic Ocean
Item No. Waters Index Number Name Description Map Ref. No. Class Standards
1 AO portion as described Atlantic Ocean Extending from shore a distance of three miles and between a line extending due south from Potunk Point south of Westhampton Beach and a line extending due south of Mecox Coast Guard Station which is south of Bridgehampton. 3 2 SA SA
2 P 790 portion as described Mecox Bay except Hayground Cove Large bay located to southeast of Water Mill. 2 SA SA
3 P 790 portion as described Hayground Cove Trib. of Mecox Bay at north. From mouth 1,500 feet up cover to line extending across cove from first point on westerly shore. 2 SA SA
4 P 790 portion as described Hayground Cove From point 1,500 feet to point 3,250 feet up cove or between lines extending across cove between first and second points above mouth on westerly shore. 2 SB SB
5 P 790 portion as described Hayground Cove From point 3,250 feet above cove to upper limit of tidewater. 2 SC SC
6 P 790-A including P 808 Trib. of Mecox Bay Enters Mecox Bay from southwest of southwest corner of bay. Channel Pond (P 808). 2 SC SC
7 P 790-A-P 808-P 808b Trib. of Channel Pond Located to east and northwest of P 808. 2 C C
8 P 790-1 and trib. Burnett Creek Enters Mecox Bay from west. 2 SA SA
9 P 790-2 portion as described Mill Creek Enters Mecox Bay from northwest. Mouth to Route 27. 2 SA SA
10 P 790-2 portion as described Mill Creek From Route 27 to source. 2 SC SC
11 P 790-2-1 Trib. of Mill Creek Enters Mill Creek from north just north of Route 27. 2 C C
12 P 790-2-1-P 793 Mill Pond Large pond located approximately 0.5 mile north of Water Mill. 2 B B
13 P 790-2-1-P 793-1, 2, P 794 and trib. Tribs. of Mill Pond Enter Mill Pond from west and southwest. 2 C C
14 P 795 Pond Small isolated pond located approximately 0.6 mile southwest of Mill Pond. 2 C C
15 P 793a Pond Pond with no connection to Mecox Bay but located close to Mecox Bay on north between Mill Creek and Hayground Cove. 2 C C
16 P 790-3, 4 Tribs. of Hayground Cove Enter Hayground Cove at upper end from northwest and north. 2 C C
17 P 790-5 portion as described Calf Creek Enters Hayground Cove just above mouth from northeast. From mouth to Mecox Road. Tidal portion. 2 SA SA
18 P 790-5 portion as described Calf Creek From Mecox Road to Kellis Pond. Fresh water portion. 2 C C
19 P 790-5-P 798 and trib. Kellis Pond Large pond approximately 0.75 mile east of Hayground. 2 C C
20 P 798a, P 798b and trib. 1 Ponds Located near but not adjoining Mecox Bay on northeast. 2 C C
21 P 800, P 801, P 802, P 803 Ponds Long Pond (P 800). Goldfish Pond (P 801). Shorts Pond (P 803). 2 C C
22 P 790-6 Swan Creek Enters Mecox Bay from northeast. 2 SC SC
23 P 790-7 Sams Creek Enters Mecox Bay at extreme easterly point. 2 SC SC
24 P 809, P 809a Ponds Located approximately 0.2 mile inshore from Atlantic Ocean and 0.75 mile southwest of Mecox Bay. Jule Pond (P 809). Sayre Pond (P 809a). 2 C C
25 P 811, P 812 and trib., P 814, P 815, P 817 Phillip's Pond, Wickapogue Pond, Old Town Pond, Agawam Pond, Cooper Neck Pond Located approximately 0.2 mile inland from ocean and between 0.2 mile east and 0.5 mile west of Southampton. 2 C C
26 P 818 and trib. Halsey Neck Pond Located approximately 0.2 mile inshore from ocean and north of Halsey Neck. Connected with Taylor Creek by open ditch. 2 SC SC
27 P 818a Pond Very small pond just west of Halsey Neck Pond. 2 C C
28 SI Shinnecock Inlet 2 SA SA
29 SB Shinnecock Bay 3 SA SA
30 SB-143 Taylor Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay at extreme easterly point. 3 SA SA
31 SB-144 Heady Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay from north near easterly end. 3 SA SA
32 SB-P 818b and trib., P 819, P 820, P 820a Tribs. of Shinnecock Bay Located along easterly end of Mecox Bay. 3 C C
33 SB-145 including P 821,146 and trib. 1 including P 823, P 823a, 146a, including P 824 Tribs. of Mecox Bay Enter Mecox Bay from north at northeastern point of bay. Old Fort Pond (P 821). Middle Pond (P 823). Far Pond (P 824). 3 SA SA
34 SB-120 portion as described Shinnecock Canal From Shinnecock Bay to locks. 3 SC SC
35 SB-146b and trib. Trib. of Shinnecock Bay Enters bay from north approximately 0.5 mile northwest of Ponquogue Point. 3 SC SC
36 SB-148 including P 825 Trib. of Mecox Bay Enters Mecox Bay from north approximately 0.7 mile northwest of Ponquogue Point. Penny Pond (P 825). 3 SA SA
37 SB-149 Wells Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay from north approximately 1.0 mile northwest of Ponquogue Point. 3 SC SC
38 SB-150 Smith Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay from north of East Point. 3 SA SA
39 SB-TB Tiana Bay 3 SA SA
40 SB-TB-151 Trib. of Tiana Bay Enters Tiana Bay at northerly point. 3 SA SA
41 SB-TB-151-P 827 Trib. of Tiana Bay Located approximately 0.2 mile north of intersection of Route 27 and West Tiana Road. 3 B B
42 SB-152a including P 831a Trib. of Shinnecock Bay Enters Shinnecock Bay from west approximately 0.75 mile north of Pine Neck Point. 3 SC SC
43 SB-153 portion as described Weesuck Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay from north at easterly edge of East Quogue. From mouth to Weesuck Avenue. 3 SA SA
44 SB-153 portion as described including trib. 1 Weesuck Creek From Weesuck Avenue to P 831b. 3 SC SC
45 SB-153-P 831b Trib. of Weesuck Creek Located at headwaters of Weesuck Creek in northerly edge of East Quogue. 3 C C
46 SB-154 Trib. of Shinnecock Bay Enters Shinnecock Bay from west approximately 0.4 mile north of Phillips Point. 3 SC SC
47 SB-155 portion as described Phillips Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay from northwest just west of Phillips Point. From mouth to end of Breeze Point Road. 3 SA SA
48 SB-155 portion as described Phillips Creek From Breeze Point Road to head of tidewater. 3 SC SC
49 SB-155-1 Stone Creek Enters Phillips Creek from west just above mouth. 3 SB SB
50 SB-155-P 832 Trib. of Phillips Creek Located at headwaters of Phillips Creek. 3 C C
51 SB-156 Penniman Creek Enters Shinnecock Bay at easterly end of Quogue Canal. 3 SA SA
52 Qg-C Quogue Canal Located between Shinnecock Bay and Quantuck Bay. 3 SA SA
53 Qg-C-P 834 Ogden Pond Enters Quogue Canal from north in southerly edge of Quogue. 3 SA SA
54 QB Quantuck Bay 3 SA SA
55 QB-157 Trib. of Quantuck Bay Enters Quantuck Bay from north directly north of westerly end of Quogue Canal. 3 SC SC
56 QB-P 835 Trib. of Quantuck Bay Isolated pond in westerly edge of Quogue. 3 C C
57 QB-158 portion as described and trib.1 Quantuck Creek Enters Quantuck Bay from north. From mouth to Route 27. 3 SA SA
58 QB-158 portion as described Quantuck Creek From Route 27 to outlet of P 835a just north of Long Island Rail Road. 3 SC SC
59 SB-158 portion as described including trib. 2, P 835b Quantuck Creek From inlet of P 835a to source. 3 B B
60 QB-158-1-P 836 Subtrib. of Quantuck Creek Located at headwaters of trib. 1 of Quantuck Creek just north of Route 27. 3 C C
61 QB-158-P 835a Old Ice Pond Located on Quantuck Creek just north of Long Island Rail Road. 3 B B
62 QB-159 portion as described Aspatuck River Enters Quantuck Bay from west between Exchange Point and Quiogue Point. Mouth to Main Road. 3 SA SA
63 QB-159 portion as described Aspatuck River From Main Road to outlet of P 836a. 3 SC SC
64 QB-159-P 836a, P 836b Tribs. of Aspatuck River Ponds located at headwaters of Aspatuck River just south and north of Route 27. 3 C C
65 Qt-C Quantuck Canal including bay areas Between Quantuck Bay and Potunk Point. 3 SA SA
66 Qt-C-160 Subtrib. of Quantuck Canal Trib. of small bay which surrounds Reedy Island and is at westerly end of Quantuck Canal. Enters bay from north. 3 SC SC

§923.5 Map 1

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