Genesee RiverWatch developed the Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Plan for the Genesee River Basin by combining the work of others with their own studies and significant public input. The plan leverages the success we have had with defining and implementing streambank restoration projects on the Upper Basin of the Genesee River watershed. The Plan calls for an approach that works to define and implement projects that can readily be agreed to while maintaining efforts to attain sustainable funding to complete the Plan. The Plan will implement sediment and erosion control projects with the largest impact on reducing suspended solids and nutrients in the Genesee River Basin. The initial focus of this plan through 2022 will be on defining and implementing the following:
- Streambank restoration (SBR) projects on the main stem in the Upper Basin.
- Selected SBR and Agricultural best management practices (Ag BMP) projects in the Canaseraga Creek sub-watershed.
- SBR and Ag BMP projects on the top-priority minor tributaries in the Upper Basin.
- Ag BMP projects on the top-priority gullies on the main stem in the Middle Basin