Take a Scenic Drive down the headwaters of the Carmans River... by Joseph Gabrinowitz, Dec. 2002, Earth Science Research Project @ Stony Brook University; Modified by Dr. Gil Hanson, Oct. 2008

View Slides of Scenic Drive Field Trip - Nov. 1, 2008 ...


Original Resolution Creating Carmans River Working Group - Dec. 4, 2007 "The establishment of a Working Group for the Upper and Lower Lakes of the Carmans River, which will assist in the development of strategies to clean and protect the lakes from invasive species ..."


Original Application for Funding and Details of the "2005 Brookhaven Carmans River Project"

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  •  Project Summary
  •  Budget and Funding Sources
  •  Coordinated Approach
  •  Personnel, Monitoring, & Maintenance


  • CARMANS RIVER TASK FORCE

    DEC Permit to Dredge Lakes Released! - March, 2013

    • The official DEC Permit to dredge the lakes has been released. Work can now proceed. Many thanks to all the individuals and State and Local agencies that have been involved in this long-running effort to clean up the Yaphank Lakes.
      Read Permit Details

    NP&V Feasibility Study Finally Released ! - April, 2011

    • "The Feasibility Study officially began in September 2009 when Suffolk County Department of Environment & Energy finalized a contract with a team of scientists, planners and engineers led by Nelson, Pope & Voorhis (NP&V). NP&V has met with the steering committees for each of the lakes and the Team has reviewed extensive prior information, collected and updated existing conditions information for each lake (e.g. water quality, bathymetry, plant species and distribution), and has assessed options to manage nuisance plant species in these water bodies. Conceptual fish passage designs for Upper & Lower Lake Dams on the Carmans River have also been prepared."
      View and download the report here.

    Task Force Final Recommendations and Vote - Oct. 4, 2010

    • On October 4, 2010 the Carmans River Protection Working Group convened to review the consultant’s findings and recommendations. The Working Group crafted their own recommendations which they hope will be adopted by the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County.
      See Document and Votes Cast ...

    1st Public Meeting Held Yaphank Fire House, April 21, 2010

    • Suffolk County, and their consultant, Nelson, Pope, and Voorhis, held a public meeting to present their work to date to all interested members of the public.
      ...Read Meeting Minutes ...

    • Working Group Meeting, March 30, 2010, 6:30pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville). The consultant (Nelson, Pope & Voorhis, LLC) presented the results of the lake characterization (including field work conducted this past fall), as well as draft designs for fish passage at Upper & Lower Lake dams.
      ...Read Full Presentation ...



    Carmans River Task Force held Sept. 16, 2009

    Working Group Meeting, Held March 18, 2009

    • Working Group Meeting, March 18, 2009, 7:00pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville). Read Minutes from Meeting...

    RFP to Develop a Feasibility Study to Eradicate Aquatic Invasives - Oct. 2, 2008


    Beaverdam Creek Water Quality Report - July, 2008

    • Sampling results indicate that Beaver Dam Creek is subject to a combination of impacts from the surrounding watershed, including storm water runoff, a leachate plume from the Town of Brookhaven landfill, a marina located in the northern tidal reaches of the creek, various nearby commercial establishments, and possibly in certain locations, failing or poorly operating septic systems. However, although a number of contaminant sources ... Read Full Report


    2008 Stormwater Management - Letter to Commissioner Gallagher and Legislator Schneiderman; September 23, 2008

    • Support for the Stormwater Remediation for Yaphank Lakes and Carmans River at County Road 21, Main Street/Yaphank-Middle Island Road. Read Letter ...

    • Working Group Meeting - September 23, 2008 6:30pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville) in the Planning Conference Room located on the first floor.  Read Minutes from Meeting...

    • Working Group Meeting - November 18, 2008 7:00pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville). Speakers were Dr. Gil Hanson, SUNY @ Stony Brook; & Karen Blumer, Open Space Council.

    Considerations for Plant Management in the Yaphank Lake System
    Scott A. Kishbaugh, P.E., NYSDEC Division of Water, Albany, N.Y.

    • Presentation @ Working Group Mtg., Jan. 31, 2008


    2008 Meetings Schedule - Carmans River Protection Working Group

    The next Carmans River Protection Working Group meetings will be:

  • TAC Meeting, Thursday January 10th , 2:00PM @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville) in the Media Room located on the second floor.The TAC meeting is open, but participation is restricted to members.  Read Minutes from Meeting...

  • Working Group Meeting, Thursday January 31st 6:30pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville) in the Media Room located on the second floor. (See presentation above)

  • TAC Meeting, Friday, February 1st, 9:30 am at the Suffolk County Center (infirmary) in Yaphank. (this is the morning after the next Working Group Meeting). TAC will take a trip to the lakes w/ Scott Kishbaugh) Wear sneakers!
  • Working Group Meeting,Wednesday February 13th, 6:30pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville) in the Planning Conference Room located on the first floor.  Read Minutes from Meeting...

  • Working Group Meeting,Thursday, March 6th, 6:30pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville) in the Planning Conference Room located on the first floor.  Read Minutes from Meeting...

  • Working Group Meeting - April 9th 6:30pm @ Brookhaven's Town Hall (1 Independence Hill, Farmingville) in the Planning Conference Room located on the first floor.  Read Minutes from Meeting...

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    FINAL Outline for Comprehensive Plan - Upper & Lower Lakes
    Feb. 19, 2008 - This Version to be Voted On

  • a. Evaluate all options to eradicate, and/or manage the aquatic invasive present in Upper and Lower Lake.
  • b. Decide, preferably through consensus-building, the best action to implement for the overall health of the lakes and river.
  • c. Identify best management practices for the long-term management. Read More ...


     
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