DEEP: Stream Flow Classifications

Connecticut Stream Flow Classifications

{Final Streamflow Class Map}

Public Notice of Adopted Stream Flow Classifications
for the
Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins

{5 Year Map Final}

Procedures to Classify Waters

 
The process of classifying the streams and rivers of the State of Connecticut are provided for and detailed in Section 26-141b-5 of the Regulations: The proposed stream flow classification of a stream or river segment is based on ecological conditions and human use characteristics, and determines flow management goals and applicable flow standards for that segment.  Proposed stream flow classifications were developed using known information on factors indicative of the degree of human alteration of natural stream flow, environmental flow needs and existing and future needs for public water supply.
 
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{Salmon River, Colchester, CT}
 
 Salmon River, Colchester

Archival Documents for the Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins: 

The stream flow classifications for the Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins were finalized as of March 13, 2019. 

Public notice of final map of Stream Flow Classifications for the Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins - March 13, 2019.  Published in the Connecticut Law Journal March 26, 2019.

Public notice of Proposed Stream Flow Classifications for the Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins - June 12, 2018

Statement of Reasons:  Response to comments Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins - March 26, 2019. 


Public Comments Received on the Stream Flow Classification of the Housatonic, Hudson and Southwest Coastal River Basins :

Exhibit    Submitted by 
    1        Brian V. Carey, Town of Fairfield
    2        Len DeJong, Pomperaug River Watershed, Coalition
    3        J. Hudak,  South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority
    4        Thomas J. Steinke
    5        Michael S. Jastremski, Housatonic Valley Association
    6        Daniel R. Lawrence, Aquarion Water Company
    7        David L. Radka, Connecticut Water Company


Archival Documents for Connecticut River Basin:

The stream flow classification for the Connecticut River Basin were finalized as of February 9, 2018. 

Public notice of final map of Stream Flow Classifications for the Connecticut River Basin - February 9, 2018.  Published in the Connecticut Law Journal February 20, 2018.

Public notice of Proposed Stream Flow Classifications for the Connecticut River Basin

Statement of Reasons:  Response to comments Connecticut River Basin - February 9, 2018. 


Public Comments Received on the Stream Flow Classification of the Connecticut River Basin:

Exhibit    Submitted by
    1        David L. Radka, Connecticut Water Company 
    2        Frank C. DeFelice and Debra A. DeFelice, Durham
    3a      Patricia Young, Salmon River Watershed Partnership  
    3b      Patricia Young, Eightmile River Watershed    
    4        Robert J. Young, Middletown Water & Sewer Department 
    5        Scott W. Jellison, The Metropolitan District Commission 
    6        Bonnie Reemsnyder, Old Lyme First Selectwoman

Archival Documents for South Central Coastal River Basin:
 
The stream flow classifications for the South Central Coastal River Basin were finalized as of September 6, 2016.
 
 
 
 
Public Comments Received on the Stream Flow Classification of the South Central Coastal River Basins

Exhibit    Submitted by
    1        Frank DeLeo, Chair, West River Restoration and Flood Mitigation Committee, Woodbridge
    2        John Hudak, Regional Water Authority
    3        Mary M. Mushinsky, State Representative 85th District
    4        David L. Radka, Connecticut Water Company
    5        Erik A. Krueger, Town of Wallingford Water Division
    6        Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
    7        Ellen Blaschinski, Public Health Branch Chief
 
 
 
Archival Documents for Southeast Coastal, Pawcatuck and Thames Major Basins:
 
The stream flow classifications for the Southeast Coastal, Pawcatuck and Thames Major River Basins were finalized as of October 7, 2014.
 
 
 
 
Public Comments Received on the Stream Flow Classification of the Southeast Coastal,  Pawcatuck and Thames Basins


Exhibit    Submitted by
    1        John Dyson, Warren Corporation, Stafford Springs 
    2        Lee Dunbar, Resident, Mansfield        
    3        Brad Kargl, East Lyme Water and Sewer Commission       
    4        Colleen Bezanson, Montville Planning Department
   17       Margaret Miner, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
   18       John Walsh, Aquarion  
   19       David Radka, Connecticut Water Company

   
  
 
 
 
Content updated on October 24, 2019