Water resources and pollution problems in Long Island Sound joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Environmental Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, first session, October 26, 1987--Mamaroneck, NY. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure

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  • Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.)

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  • Water -- Pollution -- Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.),
  • Water resources development -- Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.)

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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 100-435
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Environmental Protection.
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LC ClassificationsKF26 .E685 1988b
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Paginationiii, 67 p. ;
Number of Pages67
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Open LibraryOL2148732M
LC Control Number88601390

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Water resources and pollution problems in Long Island Sound joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Environmental Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure. Get this from a library. Water resources and pollution problems in Long Island Sound: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Environmental Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, first session, Octo Mamaroneck, NY.

Long Island Sound is not only the most heavily used estuary in North America, it is also one of the most beautiful waterways, with picturesque seascapes and landfalls. But centuries of pollution and other abuse have gradually been killing off its marine life and have pushed the Sound to the brink of disaster.

This fascinating book traces the history of the Sound and its use as a resource from Reviews: 1. This connection between the land and water, between healthy, sustainable upland communities and a healthy Long Island Sound is the foundation of the Clean Waters and Healthy Watersheds theme.

While Long Island Sound’s water is getting cleaner, the Sound still suffers from hypoxic “dead zones,” beach closures, and other effects of. Long Island Sound is an estuary approximately miles long (east to west) and 21 miles across at its widest point, and covers an area of square miles with miles of coastline.

It is located in one of the most densely populated areas in the United States, particularly along the Nation's coastal areas, within the jurisdiction of two. Even on an overcast day, the Long Island Sound is beautiful, but how healthy is it. A multiyear study will test water quality in more than two dozen bays and harbors from Connecticut to Long Island.

Wading Through The Crosscurrents Of Long Island’s Drinking Water Contamination. In light of a recent report, this is the first of a three-part series on Long Island’s drinking water contamination. This meant that Long Island has a big sewage pollution problem. According to Suffolk County 's comprehensive water resource management plan inthere have been large changes in the ground water aquifers between the years to   On Long Island, science is trumping politics.

People from across the political spectrum have embraced the fact that Long Island urgently needs a plan to fix its waste water problems. The science is speaking for itself –septic tanks,in Suffolk. The second bit of big news regarding Long Island’s nitrogen pollution crisis came from Albany.

Thursday news broke that state legislators had reached a tentative agreement to budget in $2 billion dollars to address Long Island’s antiquated waste water infrastructure, with up to $7 billion dollars to be allocated in the coming years.

The waves are literally overflowing with resources and information that not many people know about.

To keep you up-to-date on your beloved beach getaways, here are some fun facts about Long Island Sound: Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary, which is an body of water consisting of both fresh and salt water.

Despite all that the sound provides, it suffers many of the same problems as most natural features, pollution. The sound is a crucial part in maintaining the quality of life on Long Island, so its protection, preservation, and restoration are imperative.

The Long Island Sound is an estuary, and is in fact one of the largest in the world. The drinking water on Long Island has “by far” the most emerging contaminants of any region in the state, according to a review of detections of the substances by the New York Public Interest.

Koszalka, E.J.,The water table on Long Island, New York, in March Suffolk County Water Authority, Long Island Water Resources Bulletin. 5, 7 p. Lusczynski, N.J., and Johnson, A.W.,The water table in Long Island, New York in January ” New York State Water Power and Control Commission Bulletin GW, 28 p.

Estimated pollutant loadings to Long Island Sound (LIS) are presented and discussed in the context of current information on population trends and land-use characteristics within the drainage basin of the sound. For the conventional pollutants (BOD, N, and P) and for most of the metals examined, the fluxes to LIS from wastewater treatment plants approach or exceed the fluxes from riverine sources.

LONG ISLAND Region Water Quality Issues specific to LI Coastal Areas • Long Island is in the Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound watershed. 7 Source: NYS DEC Watershed •A watershed is the water to move inland. • Surface pollution has contaminated ground-water closest to the surface.

LI Groundwater Setting 5. From the book reviews: “This multiauthored work provides chapters on the geology, physical oceanography, water chemistry, and ecology of Long Island Sound, sandwiched between chapters providing an overview of societal uses of the sound and a consideration of past and future management of its resources.

Map of Long Island showing sampling locations, permitted wastewater treatment outfalls (in millions of gallons per day) (NYDEC ), population density in people per square km (US Census ), and dominant land cover type (Homer et al. ).Numbers for research sites are listed in Table es are shown in bold, water bodies in italics.

Sound Update. Long Island Sound Study’s newsletter, Sound Update is a great resource for educators. This newsletter comes out three times a year and each issue focuses on a different topic.

Past issues have focused on climate change, clean water infrastructure, fish and fisheries, and wildlife in and around the Sound. Pollution Problems Concerning the Long Island Sound Essay Words 10 Pages "The Long Island Sound is a national treasure, to be prized for its beauty, abundant and diverse resources, and recreational and commercial opportunities" (Long Island Sound Study).

Long Island Sound is not only the most heavily used estuary in North America, it is also one of the most beautiful waterways, with picturesque seascapes and landfalls. But centuries of pollution and other abuse have gradually been killing off its marine life and have pushed the Sound to the brink of s: Long Island Sound is an estuary, a place where salt water from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers and the land.

Like other estuaries, Long Island Sound (the Sound) abounds in fish, shellfish, and waterfowl. It provides feeding, breeding, nesting, and nursery areas for diverse animal and plant life. But the Sound is unique in the degree to which it provides recreational and commercial.

Fearing Water Quality Problems, Long Island Towns Begin Requiring On-Site Wastewater Treatment in Long Island’s bays, rivers and Long Island Sound. nitrogen pollution that threatens our.

If the pollution, misuse and destruction of Long Island Sound is tackled with the same degree of commitment as southern California's air pollution and. In addition, under the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, nine communities on Long Island each received $3 million from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to fund water treatment.

Western Long Island Sound has the most serious pollution problems. The worst, Federal officials said, is hypoxia, or low oxygen levels. Just as. New York’s Suffolk County, on the eastern part of Long Island across the sound from Connecticut, faces a peculiar problem for such a populous place: septic tanks.

The New York State Assembly will consider a bill to ban 1,4-dioxane, a toxic chemical found in household products that has contaminated drinking water wells on Long Island. Using science to tell stories and inspire change Download LIS Report Cards: – – The Long Island Sound Report Card tracks and publicizes the ecological health of Long Island Sound.

Every other year, Save the Sound assembles water monitoring data and, using an assessment methodology designed for the Report Card, scores water quality [ ].

Long Island Sound 1 Long Island Sound Study Many of the slides shown in lecture are in the pdf files at this link. Long Island Sound Biennial Report A summary of Long Island Sound problems can be found at this link. As the glacier retreated to the north shore of Long Island Sound betw years ago, Long Island Sound was filled by a fresh water lake, Glacial Lake.

Get this from a library. This fine piece of water: an environmental history of Long Island Sound. [Tom Andersen] -- "Long Island Sound is not only the most heavily used estuary in North America, it is also one of the most beautiful waterways, with picturesque seascapes and landfalls.

But centuries of pollution. Many rivers feed into Long Island Sound; however, two of New England's longest -- the mile-long Housatonic and the mile-long Connecticut rivers -- bring large amounts of pollution. Environmental 'Report Card' Reveals Water Quality of Long Island Sound - Northport, NY - The study shows the health status of the Long Island Sound in the Northport Area.

Water Quality Management. DEC uses an integrated approach to keep New York's lakes, rivers, and streams clean. The programs outlined below work together to manage sources of water pollution, reduce the amount of specific pollutants, and improve and protect the water quality in targeted waterbodies and watersheds.

Policy 10 Protect Long Island Sound's water-dependent uses and prom ote sitin g of new water-dependent uses in suitable locations.

Policy 11 Promote sustainable use of living marine resources in Long Island Sound. Policy 12 Protect agricultural lands in the eastern Suffolk County portion of Long Island Sound's coastal area. The county's nonpoint source pollution control program, initiated in to dovetail with the federal and bi-state Long Island Sound Study, has focused its efforts on intermunicipal watershed planning, natural resources restoration and public outreach and education since Handbook of water resources and pollution control by Harry W.

Gehm (2 copies) Water Pollution Microbiology (Volume 1) by Ralph Mitchell (2 copies) The water we drink. by Enid Bloome (2 copies) Status report on water pollution prevention and control in (1 copies) Ohio River Pollution Control Part I, Report of the Ohio (1 copies).

Long Island is home to millions of people, precious wildlife, and ocean life. It is being polluted in it's air, land, and water. Our human waste management systems are inadequate releasing deadly. Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between the U.S.

state of Connecticut to the north, and Long Island in New York to the south. From west to east, the sound stretches miles ( km) from the East River in New York City, along the North Shore of Long Island, to Block Island Sound.A mix of freshwater from tributaries and saltwater from the ocean.

The problems of the human impact on Long Island Sound and its pollution is a very complex problem that the Betsy Ross students need recognize and study because chances are they will be dealing with these problems and their global implications as future citizens of Connecticut and the world.

Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association, said, “The investment of billions of dollars in new wastewater infrastructure will better protect the water resources which are critically important to our tourism economy while helping to spur new economic growth in downtown areas throughout the region.This curriculum is also designed to help students understand the types, causes, and consequences of pollution in Long Island Sound.

It inspects the water quality of Long Island Sound and studies the affect pollutants have on the shellfish living in its waters. In addition, it explores how pollutants enter the water and what problems these.The STEAM competition is open to any NYS accredited educational institution on Long Island (in Nassau and Suffolk counties) that serves students in grades The Long Island Water Quality Challenge is a great opportunity for schools to play a role in protecting local water resources while improving school grounds.

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