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Part 875: Sauquoit Creek Drainage Basin

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

Contents:

Sec.

§875.1 Adopting Order

Pursuant to the authority contained in article 6 of the Public Health Law, the Water Pollution Control Board having made proper studies and having held a public hearing on due notice with reference thereto, hereby adopts and assigns the following classifications and standards of quality and purity to the various waters as specifically designated and described below and subject to the definitions and conditions as stated.

§875.2 Definitions and Conditions

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

(a) Item number. In table I an item number is assigned to each specifically designated waters or portions thereof.

(b) Waters index number as appearing in table I shall mean that number or abbreviation which has been assigned to any specifically 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 basin, such as rivers or large lakes are usually referred to by name or an abbreviation. Tributaries of primary waters are consecutively numbered progressing upstream from the mouth. Ponds and lakes are numbered consecutively as they are encountered, such numbers being preceded by the letter P. Tributaries of such lakes and ponds are numbered consecutively as they enter, progressing clockwise around the lake or pond from its outlet or mouth. 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 basin under consideration by the Conservation Department in its biological survey of the Mohawk-Hudson watershed in 1934 and has been closely followed in connection with the 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 older maps employed by the Conservation Department at the time of its 1934 survey, but not shown on newer maps reproduced herein. Conversely, a few streams not shown on the older maps but appearing on the newer maps are designated by the letters a, b, c, etc.

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

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

(e) Description. The column headed "Description" contains designation 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. The following maps were produced from original maps which may be procured through the Washington Distribution Section, Geological Survey.

Map Ref. No. Quadrangle Name Published By Edition
2A Utica West U.S. Geological Survey 1949
2B Utica East Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army 1945
2C Cassville Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army 1945
2D West Winfield Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army 1945

(g) Class as appearing in table I and denoted by the letters A, B or C opposite each specifically designated waters means class A, B or C as the case may be, as set forth in Part 701, supra.

(h) Standards as appearing in table I, as the letters A, B or C opposite each specifically designated waters shall mean the standards of quality and purity established for class A, B or C as the case may be, as set forth in Part 701, supra. The symbol (T) after any class designation shall mean that the designated waters are trout waters and that the dissolved oxygen specification for trout waters shall apply thereto. The symbol (TS) after any standard designation shall mean that the designated waters are suitable for trout spawning and that the dissolved oxygen specification for trout spawning waters shall apply hereto.

(i) The term trout as used in this Part means any fish in the following genera: "Coregonus", "Oncorhynchus", "Prosopium", "Salmo", "Salvelinus" and "Thymallus".

(j) All streams 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.

(k) All streams 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.

(l) The Sauquoit Creek drainage basin shall be deemed to include the following areas: all land and water areas the natural surface water drainage from which is directly or indirectly tributary to the mouth of Sauquoit Creek at its junction with the Mohawk River.

§875.3 Assigned Classifications and Standards of Quality and Purity

The classifications and standards of quality and purity which are hereby assigned to all fresh surface waters within the Sauquoit Creek drainage basin are set forth in table I.

§875.4 Table I

Table I
Classifications and Standards of Quality and Purity Which Are Assigned to All Fresh Surface Waters Within the Sauquoit Creek Drainage Basin, Oneida And Herkimer Counties, New York
Item No. Waters Index Number Name Description Map Ref. No. Class Standards
1 219 portion as described Sauquoit Creek From mouth to Superfine Paper Co. dam at Clayville. 2 C C(T)
2 219 portion as described Sauquoit Creek From Superfine Paper Co. dam at Clayville to source. 2 C C(TS)
5 219-P 960b Tributary of Sauquoit Creek Pond located on Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.1 mile above mouth of The Glen. 2 C C(T)
6 219-P 982 Tributary of Sauquoit Creek Pond located on Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.2 mile above center of Clayville. 2 C C(T)
7 219-D1 portion as described Oneida Bleachery Feeder From mouth to bulkhead at mill no. 1. Enters Sauquoit Creek approximately at Yorkville. 2 C C
8 219-D1 portion as described Oneida Bleachery Feeder From bulkhead at mill no. 1 to source. 2 C C
9 219-P 958, P958a Tributaries of Sauquoit Creek Isolted ponds located approximately 0.2 and 0.4 mile respectively east of Sauquoit Creek between Yorkville and New York Mills. 2 B B
10 219-1 including P 958b Tributary of Sauquoit Creek Enters sauquoit Creek approximately 0.9 mile below mouth of Mud Creek. 2 C C
11 219-4 portion as described Mud Creek From mouth to trib. 4. Enters Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.6 mile east of Sadaquada Golf Club. 2 C C(T)
12 219-4 portion as described Mud Creek From trib. 4 to source. 2 C C(T)
13 219-4-1, 2 Tributaries of Mud Creek Enter Mud Creek approximately 0.1 and 1.4 miles respectively above mouth. 2 C C(TS)
14 219-4-4, 6 and tribs. Tributaries of Mud Creek Trib. 4 enters Mud Creek approximately 1.5 miles west of New York State Institute. Trib. 6 enters approximately 0.5 mile above trib. 4 2 C C(T)
16 219-D2 Mill no.3 feeder Enters Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.6 mile above mouth of Mud Creek. 2 C C
17 219-P 959a Yahnundasis Lake Located approximately 0.6 mile north of New York State Institute. 2 B B
18 219-5, 6 and tribs. Tribs. of Sauquoit Creek Enter Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.4 and 2.5 miles respectively above P 959. 2 C C
19 219-7 Trib. of Sauquoit Creek Enters Sauquoit Creek approximately near School 12, Washington Mills. 2 C C
20 219-7-1 Subtributary of Sauquoit Creek Enters at Washington Mills. 2 B B
21 219-7-1-1, P 960a Subtributaries of Sauquoit Creek 2 B B
22 219-8, 9 and tribs. Tribs. of Sauquoit Creek Enter Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.6 and 0.3 mile respectively north of Willowvale. 2 C C
23 219-10 and tribs. The Glen Enters Sauquoit Creek at Willowvale. 2 C C(T)
24 219-11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 and tribs. Tribs. of Sauquoit Creek 2 C C
25 219-P 961-a, P 961b Willowvale Bleachery Ponds Located approximately 0.3 mile north of center of Chadwicks. 2 C C
26 219-21 and tribs. Trib. of Sauquoit Creek Enters Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.8 mile north of Clayville. 2 C C(T)
27 219-P 965a Trib. of Sauquoit Creek Located approximately 0.9 mile northeast of Clayville. 2 C C(T)
28 219-22, 23 Tribs. of Sauquoit Creek Enter Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.8 and 0.6 mile respectively north of Clayville. 2 C C
29 219-24 portion as described Trib. of Sauquoit Creek Enters Sauquoit Creek from west at Clayville. From mouth to Clayville Water Supply Dam. 2 C C
30 219-24 portion as described and trib. including P 979, P 981 Trib. of Sauquoit Creek From Clayville Water Supply Dam to source. 2 A A
31 219-27 Tributary of Sauquoit Creek Enters Sauquoit Creek approximately 0.7 mile south of Clayville. 2 C C
32 219-27a, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33 and tribs. Tributaries of Sauquoit Creek 2 C C(TS)

§875.5 Map 1

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§875.6 Map 2

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