Navigation Monitoring

Phase 2 Year 3 dredging occurred between April 29 and November 2013.  Backfilling continued into December 2013. Monitoring is conducted daily for river operations during the dredging season.  View navigation monitoring on the Quality of Life Monitoring Interactive Map. For Phase 2 navigation monitoring data, click on the calendar below.  Phase 2 dredging will resume in spring 2014.  

Phase 1 data is available by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

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Typical Operations: Project operations allow for continuous use of the river with minimal impacts.

Control Level: Deviation from the performance standards, although the issue can be easily and immediately mitigated OR a project related navigation complaint is received from the public.

Exceedance Level: Remedial activities unnecessarily hinder overall non-project-related vessel movement and create project related navigation impacts OR frequent, recurrent complaints indicating project activities are unnecessarily hindering overall non-project-related vessel movement.

Goal of the Standard

The goal of the navigation performance standard is to avoid unnecessary interference with or the slowdown of vessels unrelated to the cleanup that are within the project area.

What is the Standard and How Does it Work?

The performance standard for navigation requires compliance with the applicable sections of federal and state navigation laws, rules and regulations. It also calls for the following requirements, as needed, to meet the goal of the standard:

  • Evaluating vessel movement
  • Restricting access to work areas and providing safe access around them
  • Keeping mariners informed about scheduled project work that might affect vessel movement
  • Establishing temporary aids to navigation such as signs and buoys to maintain safe and efficient vessel movement, and
  • Scheduling project activities to consider vessel movement

In addition, there is monitoring of vessel traffic, follow up on complaints, and outreach to mariners on a regular basis. EPA developed the navigation performance standard in consultation with the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) and other appropriate agencies.

 

View Phase 1 Monitoring