Improve Water Quality

 Genesee RiverWatch is committed to improving the water quality of the Genesee River Watershed.  The two biggest causes of poor water quality in the basin are sediment and excess nutrients. Our work involves:

  • Restoring streambanks that preserve critical farmland and reduces river-borne sediment
  • Promoting technologies that make clean water economically viable
  • Leveraging the strength of basin-wide partnerships to increase funding prospects for Genesee River Basin projects to the benefit of all citizens.

Latest News

  • Streambank Restoration Update Summer 2020 August 13, 2020
    Genesee RiverWatch has several streambank restoration projects underway in 2020 to reduce sediment and phosphorus loads in the river, improving the quality of the water for recreational use and wildlife habitat along with preserving valuable farm land.
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  • Mallards Dairy Streambank Restoration Project Closeout Report October 1, 2019
    Thanks to the commitment of Mallards Dairy and their enthusiasm for this project it was successfully completed in the spring of 2018. It represents a demonstration of the efficacy of applying bioengineering techniques in streambank restoration. The success of this ...
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  • Edelweiss Farms Streambank Restoration Complete September 30, 2019
    The work to stabilize 1,980 feet of streambank near the Village of Fillmore, NY is complete. This $284K project was supported by a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The project stabilized the bank and established a riparian buffer. ...
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  • Genesee River Basin Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Plan Published August 13, 2018
    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 ...
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  • 2016 Basin Summit June 1, 2016
    In May, 2016, we convened our 3rd Annual Genesee River Basin Summit where a variety of stakeholders discussed Streambank Erosion, Soil Loss & Sediment throughout the Genesee River Basin. Many tributaries and the main stem of the Genesee River suffer from ...
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