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Part 848: Eighteenmile Creek Drainage Basin

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

Contents:

Sec.

§848.1 Adopting Order.

Pursuant to the authority contained in article 12 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.

§848.2 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 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 portions thereof for the purpose of identification.

(1) The numbering or index system used to identify specific waters of New York State was adopted from that used by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in its biological survey series of reports on the 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 Department of Environmental Conservation in its biological survey of the Lake Ontario watershed in 1939 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 Department of Environmental Conservation at the time of its 1939 survey, but not shown on newer maps reproduced herein. Conversely, a few streams and ponds not shown on the older maps but appearing on the newer maps are designated by the letters a, b, c, etc.

(3) The system as applied to the identification of waters in the Lake Ontario drainage basin may be illustrated as follows:

Waters Index Number Name of Waters Explanation
Ont. Lake Ontario Primary waters.
Ont. 154 Sixmile Creek The 154th tributary entering Lake Ontario numbering clockwise from the mouth at Tibbetts Point.
Ont. 154-P 191 Unnamed pond Indicates that this pond is within or adjacent to Sixmile Creek sub-basin and the 191st pond, lake or reservoir encountered within the system.

(c) 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.

(d) Description as appearing in table I shall mean a brief indication as to the location of the specifically designated waters. Entries may include designations of segments or sections of waters to which a particular assignment of a class and standards shall apply. Entries may also include any useful information pertinent to the classification and standards.

(e) Map ref. no. as appearing in table I means map reference number and indicates one or more of the following numbered maps reproduced completely, or in part, in section 848.7, infra.

Map Ref. No. Quadrangle Name Published By Edition
G-3se Fort Niagara U.S. Geological Survey 1950
G-4sw Sixmile Creek U.S. Geological Survey 1949
G-4se Wilson U.S. Geological Survey 1949
G-5sw Newfane U.S. Geological Survey 1950
H-3ne Lewiston U.S. Geological Survey 1950
H-4nw Ransomville U.S. Geological Survey 1950
H-4ne Cambria U.S. Geological Survey 1949
H-5nw Lockport U.S. Geological Survey 1950
H-5ne Gasport U.S. Geological Survey 1950

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

(g) Standards as appearing in table I, and denoted by 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) appearing 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.

(h) The abbreviations trib., tribs., subtrib., and subtribs. indicating tributary, tributaries, subtributary and subtributaries 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 or subtributaries are mentioned, the specifically designated waters shall include only the stream, lake, pond, or other body of surface water designated by such waters index number; where tributaries or subtributaries are mentioned after the waters index number, the specifically designated waters shall include the stream, lake, pond, or other body of 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.

(i) All streams or other bodies of water which appear as lines to indicate natural waters on the reference maps herein, 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.

(j) 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.

(k) The designated waters are located in the area within the topographical limits of the drainage basins of Eighteenmile Creek, and other tributaries of Lake Ontario lying westerly between Niagara River and Eighteenmile Creek. Said area includes all land and water areas, the natural surface water drainage from which is directly or indirectly tributary to Lake Ontario above the mouths of Eighteenmile Creek and other Lake Ontario tributaries located between Niagara River and Eighteenmile Creek, and including New York State Barge Canal within the topographical limits of Eighteenmile Creek drainage basin.

§848.3 Assigned Classifications and Standards of Quality and Purity.

The classifications and standards of quality and purity which are hereby assigned to all surface waters within the area described in section 848.2(k) of this Part, are set forth in table I.

§848.4 Table I.

Table I
Classifications and Standards of Quality and Purity Assigned to All Fresh Surface Waters Within Eighteenmile Creek Drainage Basin and Other Tributaries Of Lake Ontario Between Niagara River and Eighteenmile Creek
Item No. Waters Index Number Name Description Map Ref. No. Class Standards
1 Ont. 148 portion as described Eighteenmile Creek Enters Lake Ontario at Olcott 0.2 mile north of N.Y. Route 18 (Lake Road). Mouth to trib. a which enters from southeast in southern part of Olcott and north of Lakeview Cemetery. G-5sw B B
2 Ont. 148 portion as described Eighteenmile Creek From trib. a to trib. d which enters Eighteenmile Creek from southwest at Ide Road 0.4 mile west of Newfane. G-5sw C C
3 Ont. 148 portion as described Eighteenmile Creek and unnamed trib. of Eighteenmile Creek From trib. d to source. Unnamed trib. of Eighteenmile Creek enters from west at point 0.8 mile southwest of intersection of Ridge and Purdy Roads. Source is located 0.2 mile northwest of intersection of Upper Mountain Road and Blackman Road. H-5nw H-4ne D D
4 Ont. 148-a, b and tribs., c, d, e and tribs., 1 and tribs., 2 and tribs., 2a Tribs. of Eighteenmile Creek Enter Eighteenmile Creek in section from point 0.1 mile west of Olcott-Lockport Road, 0.2 mile south of N.Y. Route 18 to point 0.4 mile west of Olcott-Lockport Road, 0.6 mile west of St. Bridgets Church on Ewings Road. G-5sw H-5nw D D
5 Ont. 148-3 portion as described including P 182 and P 182a East Branch Eighteenmile Creek Enters Eighteenmile Creek from southeast at point 0.4 mile east of Ewings Road and 0.7 mile north of Ridge Road (U.S. Route 104). Mouth to outlet of P 182b, 0.8 mile east of Gasport and 0.2 mile north of N.Y. Route 31. P 182 and P 182a are located about 1.0 mile west of Reynales Basin. H-5ne H-5nw C C
6 Ont. 148-3 portion as described including P 182b East Branch Eighteenmile Creek and Mirror Lake From outlet of P 182b to outlet of P 182d immediately west of Gasport Road, 0.3 mile south of N.Y. Route 31 near Gasport. P 182b is located 0.8 mile east of Gasport. H-5ne B B
7 Ont. 148-3 portion as described including P 182c and P 182d East Branch Eighteenmile Creek From outlet of P 182d to source. P 182c is located 0.1 mile south of intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road (N.Y. Route 77) and Mill Road. P 182d is located 0.6 mile south of Gasport and immediately west of Gasport Road. H-5ne H-5nw A A
8 Ont. 148-3- a, 1 Tribs. of East Branch Eighteenmile Creek Trib. a enters East Branch Eighteenmile Creek from southwest 0.5 mile west of Lake Avenue (N.Y. Route 78), 0.9 mile north of Old Niagara Road. Trib. 1 enters East Branch Eighteenmile Creek from southeast 0.3 mile east of Lake Avenue, 0.4 mile north of Slayton Settlement Road. H-5nw D D
9 Ont. 148-3-2 portion as described including trib. 1 Trib. of East Branch Eighteenmile Creek Enters East Branch Eighteenmile Creek from east, 0.9 mile southeast of Wrights Corners, 0.1 mile north of Wicks Road. Mouth to trib. 1 which enters stream from southeast 0.2 mile northwest of intersection of Slayton Settlement Road and Day Road. H-5nw C C(T)
10 Ont. 148-3-2 including tribs. 2, 2a portion as described Trib. of East Branch Eighteenmile Creek From trib. 1 to source. Tribs. 2 and 2a enter stream from southeast 0.3 mile southeast of intersection of Slayton Settlement Road and Day Road and 0.5 mile northwest of intersection of Day Road and Canal Road, respectively. H-5nw D D
11 Ont. 148-3-2a, 2b, 2c and tribs., 3 and tribs., 3a, 3b and trib., 3c, 3d, 3e, 4 and trib., 4a and trib., 5 and trib. Tribs. of East Branch Eighteenmile Creek Enter East Branch Eighteenmile Creek in section from point 1.2 miles east of Wrights Corners and 0.2 mile south of Wheeler Road to point 1.4 miles northeast of Gasport and 0.3 mile east of Hartland Road. H-5nw H-5ne D D
12 Ont. 148-P 181a Unnamed pond Isolated pond located 2.7 miles northeast of Wrights Corners and 0.3 mile northwest of intersection of Wheeler and Day Roads. H-5nw B B
13 Ont. 148-3-6 and tribs., 7 and tribs., 8 Tribs. of East Branch Eighteenmile Creek Enter East Branch Eighteenmile Creek in section from 0.8 mile south of N.Y. Route 31 and 0.4 mile west of Gasport Road 1.0 mile southwest of Gasport to point immediately west of Hollenback Road 0.5 mile south of Chestnut Ridge Road (N.Y. Route 77). H-5ne H-5nw A A
14 Ont. 148-3a and trib. Trib. of Eighteenmile Creek Enters Eighteenmile Creek from southeast immediately east of Ewings Road and 0.3 mile northeast of intersection of Ewings Road and Ridge Road (U.S. Route 104). H-5nw D D
15 Ont. 148-4 and 1, 2 (Eighteenmile Creek) and trib., 2a and tribs., 3, 4, 5, 6 and trib., 7 including P 183a, P 184a, P 186, P 187, P 189a Eighteenmile Creek The Gulf, and all subtribs. This segment of Eighteenmile Creek flows in northwesterly direction draining Lockport area. The stream joins an unnamed trib. at point 0.2 mile west of Purdy Road 0.7 mile southwesterly of intersection of Purdy Road and Ridge Road (U.S. Route 104). Trib. which drains western part of Lockport, flows northwesterly through a ravine known as The Gulf. P 183a is a quarry pond within northern part of Lockport, 0.6 mile southeast of intersection of Purdy Road and Old Niagara Road. P 184a is located along Barge Canal 0.5 mile southwest of canal bridge on Old Niagara Road in northeast part of Lockport. P 186 and P 187 are impoundments on Eighteenmile Creek 0.4 and 0.2 mile respectively north of Barge Canal. P 189a is located 0.4 mile southeast of intersection of N.Y. Routes 93 and 31 in western section of Lockport. H-5nw H-4ne D D
16 Ont. 148-4a, 4b and trib., 5 and tribs., 6 and tribs., 7 Subtribs. of Eighteenmile Creek Enter trib. of Eighteenmile Creek in section between point 0.1 mile southwest of junction of Stone Road and Johnson Road to point 0.3 mile south of intersection of Plank Road and Lower Mountain Road. H-5nw H-4ne D D
17 P 185a Unnamed pond Located along east line of Lockport 0.1 mile north of N.Y. Route 31. H-5nw B B
18 P 189c Unnamed pond Located in Olcott 0.1 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). G-5sw D D
19 Ont. 148a and tribs. Trib. of Lake Ontario Enters 0.6 mile west of Olcott and 0.3 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). G-5sw C C
20 Ont. 148b Trib. of Lake Ontario Enters 1.0 mile west of Olcott and 0.4 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). G-5sw C C
21 Ont. 149 portion as described Hopkins Creek Enters Lake Ontario 1.5 miles west of Olcott and 0.5 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). Mouth to Lake Road 0.2 mile west of Coomer Road. G-5sw C C
22 Ont. 149 portion as described Hopkins Creek From Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18) to source. G-5sw G-4se C C
23 Ont. 149-1 and tribs., 1a and tribs., 1b, 1c, 2, 2a and trib. Tribs. of Hopkins Creek Enter in section from point 0.2 mile northwest of intersection of Coomer Road and Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18) to point 0.6 mile southwest of intersection of McCelland Road and Beebe Road. G-5sw G-4se H-5nw H-4ne C C
24 Ont. 150 and tribs., Ont. 151 and tribs., Ont.151a and tribs., Ont.151b and tribs., Ont.151c Tribs. of Lake Ontario Enter in section from point 0.1 mile west of Newfane-Wilson town line and 0.4 mile north of N.Y. Route 18 to point 0.1 mile northeast of east boundary line of Village of Wilson and immediately north of N.Y. Route 18. G-4se C C
25 Ont. 152 portion as described East Branch Twelvemile Creek, Tuscarora Bay Enters Lake Ontario at northwest corner of Village of Wilson. From mouth to N.Y. Route 18 immediately west of Village of Wilson. G-4se B B(T)
26 Ont. 152 portion as described East Branch Twelvemile Creek From N.Y. Route 18 to Braley Road. G-4se C C(T)
26.1 Ont. 152 portion as described East Branch Twelvemile Creek From Braley Road to source, 1.2 miles northwest of Pekin. G-4se H-4ne H-4nw C C
27 Ont. 152-a, 1 and tribs., 1a, 1b, 1c and trib., 1d, 1e, 2 and tribs., 2a and tribs., 2b, 3 and tribs., 3a and tribs., 3b, 4, 5 Tribs. of East Branch Twelvemile Creek Enter in section beginning at point 0.2 mile north of N.Y. Route 18 and 0.4 mile west of west line of Village of Wilson to point near source, 1.0 mile northwest of Pekin at intersection of Upper Mountain Road and N.Y. Route 429. G-4se H-4ne H-4nw C C
28 Ont. 152a portion as described Twelvemile Creek Enters Lake Ontario at Roosevelt Beach, 1.5 miles west of Village of Wilson. From mouth to N.Y. Route 18 bridge at community of Roosevelt Beach. G-4se B B(T)
29 Ont. 152a portion as described Twelvemile Creek From N.Y. Route 18 bridge to Braley Road. G-4se C C(T)
30 Ont. 152a portion as described Twelvemile Creek From Braley Road to source, near intersection of Nichols Road and New York Central Railroad 1.7 miles northeast of Model City. G-4se G-4sw H-4nw C C
31 Ont. 152a-a and trib., 1 and tribs., 1a, 2 and tribs., 2a, 3 and tribs., 3a, 4 and tribs., 5 and tribs. Tribs. of Twelvemile Creek Enter in section beginning at point 0.3 mile south of intersection of Youngstown Road and extending to point within United States Reservation, 0.4 mile west of Porter Center Road. G-4sw G-4se H-4nw H-4ne C C
32 P 190a, P 190b, P 190c, P 190d, P 190e, P 190f Myers Pond, Bonds Lake and unnamed ponds Group of isolated ponds outside northeast corner of Tuscarora Indian Reservation and 2.0 miles northwest of Pekin. Measured distances in southeasterly direction from intersection of Upper Mountain Road and Dickerson Road are as follows: P 190a-0.3 mile, P 190b-0.8 mile, P 190c-0.1 mile, P 190d-1.0 mile, P 190e-1.1 miles, P 190f-1.3 miles. H-4nw B B
33 Ont. 152b and tribs., Ont. 152c and trib., Ont. 152d, Ont. 153 and tribs. Tribs. of Lake Ontario Enter in section from point at Coolidge Beach 2.3 miles west of Wilson and 0.2 mile north of N.Y. Route 18 to point 0.4 mile west of Dickersonville Road and 0.1 mile north of N.Y. Route 18. G-4se G-4sw C C
34 Ont. 154 and tribs. excluding P 191 Sixmile Creek Enters Lake Ontario 0.3 mile northwest of intersection of Porter Center Road and Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). Low dam near east-west service road off Lutts Road and 0.3 mile west of Porter Center Road terminates Sixmile Creek. G-4sw H-4nw C C
35 Ont. 154-P 191 Unnamed pond At mouth of Sixmile Creek 0.8 mile east of Harrison Grove and 0.2 mile northwest of intersection of Porter Center Road and Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). G-4sw C C
36 Ont. 154a and trib., Ont. 154b, Ont. 155 and tribs., Ont. 155a Tribs. of Lake Ontario Enter in section beginning at point 0.5 mile east of Harrison Grove and 0.1 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18) to point 0.8 mile west of Harrison Grove and 0.5 mile north of intersection of Dietz Road and Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). G-4sw C C
37 Ont. 156 portion as described Fourmile Creek Enters Lake Ontario 1.6 miles west of Harrison Grove, 0.6 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18). Mouth to trib. 1 which enters from southwest 0.9 mile upstream and is located 0.3 mile southeast of intersection of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18) and Creek Road. G-4sw G-3se B B
38 Ont. 156 portion as described Fourmile Creek From trib. 1 to source. Source is located 0.3 mile east of intersection of Ridge Road and Lewiston Road at east boundary of Lewiston. G-3se H-3ne C C
39 Ont. 156-a, b, c, 1 and trib., 1a, 1b and tribs. Tribs. of Fourmile Creek Enter in section from point 0.2 mile upstream from mouth and 0.3 mile north of Lake Road (N.Y. Route 18) to point 0.1 mile east of Towers Corners immediately south of N.Y. Route 93. G-3se C C
40 Ont. 156-1c Trib. of Fourmile Creek Enters from east 0.1 mile east of Creek Road (N.Y. Route 18) and 0.5 mile north of Cain Road. Upper segment of this creek flows in northerly direction parallel to and 0.1 mile east of Lutts Road. H-3ne H-4nw C C
41 Ont. 156-1c-1 Subtrib. of Fourmile Creek Enters from south 0.2 mile north of intersection of Lutts Road and Cain Road. H-4nw H-3ne C C
42 Ont. 156-1c-2 and tribs., 3 Subtribs. of Fourmile Creek Trib. 2 enters from east immediately south of east-west service road joining Lutts Road and 0.2 mile northeast of intersection of Cain Road and Lutts Road. Upper segment of Sixmile Creek above dam north of mentioned east-west service road flows into trib. 2 and is first trib. above mouth. Remaining tribs. are series of parallel east-west ditches within an industrial area. Trib. 3 enters from east immediately south of Balmer Road culvert. H-4nw C C
43 Ont. 156-1c-4 portion as described Subtrib. of Fourmile Creek Enters from southwest 0.3 mile above trib. 3 and 0.4 mile southwest of intersection of Balmer Road and Lutts Road. From mouth to 0.6 mile upstream at N Street within United States Reservation and located 0.2 mile south of Porter-Lewiston town line. H-4nw C C
44 Ont. 156-1c-4 portion as described including P 191a Subtrib. of Fourmile Creek From N Street to source. P 191a is located outside of southwest corner of United States Reservation and 0.3 mile northwest of intersection of Lutts Road and Pletcher Road. H-4nw C C
45 Ont. 156-1c-5 and trib. Subtrib. of Fourmile Creek Enters from east within United States Reservation 0.4 mile northwest of intersection of Harold Road and Pletcher Road. H-4nw C C
46 Ont. 156-1d and tribs., 1e and trib., 2 and tribs.,2a, 2b and tribs., 2c, 3 and tribs., 3a and tribs., 4, 5 and trib., 6 7 and trib.,7a, 8 and tribs., 8a and trib., 8b and trib., 8c, and trib. Subtribs. of Fourmile Creek Enter in section beginning at point 0.3 mile northeast of intersection of Cain Road and Creek Road (N.Y. Route 18) 2.0 miles east of Youngstown and extending to point outside northeast corner of Lewiston 0.7 mile northwest of intersection of Creek Road (N.Y. Route 18) and Ridge Road (U.S. Route 104). H-3ne H-4nw C C
47 Ont. 157 and tribs. including P 191b, Ont. 157a Tribs. of Lake Ontario Ont. 157 enters 1.5 miles east of Fort Niagara Beach and 0.5 mile northwest of intersection of Lake Road and Creek Road. Ont. 157a is located in Fort Niagara State Park area and has no direct outlet to Lake Ontario. G-3se C C
48 Barge Canal portion as described including P 185 and P 184a Barge Canal This section of canal within topographical limits of Eighteenmile Creek drainage basin from canal bridge E-219 at Wruck Road and 0.5 mile northeast of Reynales Basin to topographical limit line which passes through intersection of Hinman Road and Bear Ridge Road (formerly State Road) in southwest portion of Lockport. P 185 (Wide Waters) is located immediately upstream and southwesterly from canal bridge E-226 on Old Niagara Road. P 184a is located 0.1 mile downstream from bridge E-227 carrying a spur of New York Central Railroad. H-5ne H-5nw C C

§848.5 Map 1.

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§848.6 Map 2.

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§848.7 Quadrangle Maps.

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