PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED STREAM FLOW CLASSIFICATIONS CONNECTICUT RIVER BASIN
In accordance with the Connecticut Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Section 26-141b-5, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energ y and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice that the Department, through consideration o f the factors required by the regulations, has prepared maps of proposed Stream Flow Classifications for the Connecticut River Basin.
The maps are available on-line at www.ct.gov/deep/streamflow. Such maps include river and stream segments in the following towns: Avon, Barkhamsted , Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Chester, Colchester, Colebrook, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Lyme, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Lyme, Manchester, Marlborough, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, New Hartford, Newington, Norfolk, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Plainville, Plymouth, Portland, Rocky Hill, Salem, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Winchester, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
Public information sessions will be held, as follows:
The River Room (Room 120)
195 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
2 sessions: 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm
A short presentation on how the Stream Flow Classification maps were developed will be given and Department staff will be on hand to answer questions at these information sessions.
The proposed Stream Flow Classification of a stream or river segment is based on ecological conditions and human use characteristics, and determines flow management goals and applicable flow standards for that segment. Proposed Stream Flow Classifications were developed using known information on factors indicative of the degree of human alteration of natural stream flow, environmental flow needs and existing and future needs for public water supply.
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