FOSTER BROOK MOUTH DREDGING

Last Updated On:

Friday, July 25, 2008

Project Summary

The Lake George Association, as applicant, has proposed to conduct a Lake George delta removal project by removing the Foster Brook delta in accordance with the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake George Deltas Sediment Management/Shoreline Restoration Project.  Approximately 1450 cubic yards of material is expected to be removed by means of mechanical excavation, with machinery access provided by the construction of a stone causeway from a northerly access point.  Permits are required from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification and Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper views dredging operations do not resolve sedimentation issues, does not address the source of sediment and is not a lake management tool that should be implemented initially.  Upland protective measures should be implemented prior to dredging.  Foster Brook has been impacted by human action (channelized and vegetative buffers removed).  There is a lack of stormwater management throughout the Foster Brook watershed contributing to erosive conditions.  Dredging also results in impacts to the lake through poor construction techniques and sequencing.  

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation July 2008.

Next Meeting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has determined the application is complete and is accepting written public comments through July 3, 2008.  Contact Person is Marc Migliore,  NYSDEC Region 5, 232 Golf Course Rd., Warrensburg, NY  12885  (518) 623-1285.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Foster Brook
Dresden, NY 12887