Final Draft of Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrology Study Released by City

FORT SALONGA, NY — The final version of the Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrology Study and Stewardship Plan has been released, the City of Huntington announced Tuesday. The public will have a chance to review the project before city council votes on a date yet to be determined.

“Acceptance of this stewardship plan will help guide the city and future administrations in implementing policies that are in the best interest of our local environment, including one of Northport’s most fragile wetland habitats. said supervisor Ed Smyth.

The Crab Meadow watershed comprises approximately six square miles of downward sloping land that leads to a 400-acre marsh marsh designated as the Jerome A. Ambro Memorial Wetland. This estuary receives runoff from the uplands as far south as Northport Veterans Administration property in Northport, according to the City of Huntington.

Best management practices are designed to take a collective look at actions that affect the environmental health of wetlands.

The current final draft of the Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrological Study and Stewardship Plan addresses comments submitted during the public comment period announced in 2018. The final draft of the document contains highlights indicating changes made to the previous draft published in 2018.

A new section, “Section 1.4 – SCDHS Groundwater and Surface Water Sampling and Analysis”, has been added to the text of the document, and the appendix labeling has been revised with data associated with “Section 1.4” added as a separate appendix – ‘Appendix B,’ depending on the city.

Chris B. Hall