Posts Tagged ‘ watershed ’

Connecticut River Watershed Study Will Assess Impacts of Extreme Rain Events

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By
Muddy sediment empties into Long Island Sound from the Connecticut River after Hurricane Irene in 2011. (NASA Earth Observatory)

A team of Yale researchers will lead a five-year, $3 million study to determine whether an increase in extreme rain events is affecting the transport of dissolved organic matter through the Connecticut River watershed, a phenomenon they say could alter the chemical composition and water quality of the watershed and Long Island Sound.

A map of the critical habitats in Simsbury along the Farmington River watershed

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

Every once in awhile I stumble across something interesting that attracts my attention. This lovely map is one of those things.

Vernon: Tankerhoosen Wildlife Management Area created

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

The department held a ceremony Friday announcing its purchase of the a 450-acre parcel for $3 million. The acquisition preserves and protects a large portion of the river, the only natural brown and brook trout waterway in the Connecticut River basin, department officials said.

Granby, Simsbury land, watershed preserved; Farmington River gets water quality monitoring

Jan 11th, 2011 | By

A 38-acre mountaintop wilderness and a 73-acre forest will be preserved thanks, in part, to two grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. A third grant will improve water quality monitoring in towns along the lower Farmington River.

Wallingford approves watershed map changes

Oct 14th, 2010 | By

The Wallingford P&ZC has amended zoning regulations to bring the town’s watershed maps into compliance with the state’s Conservation and Development Policies Plan.

Report assesses Park River Watershed

Aug 14th, 2010 | By

“Unseen and often forgotten by many, the North Branch of the Park River flows along the boundaries of Hartford’s West End, Asylum Hill and Blue Hills neighborhoods,” according to a recent report on the Park River watershed. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) with Fuss & O’Neill, th eFarmington River Watershed Association, the Park

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