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The MS4 Stormwater Management Program & Plan: Characteristics of the MS4

Numerous features of the natural landscape trap runoff and allow rainwater to filter into the ground. Wetlands and ponds can retain significant volumes of water; forests and grasslands absorb water freely. These natural features remove pollutants and slow the rate of surface runoff. Land development often eliminates features that moderate stormwater runoff, may expose soil to erosion, and may exacerbate other negative impacts. It is, therefore, important for the MS4 to inventory, evaluate and characterize the natural, land use and development characteristics of the area. This characterization helps to establish a realistic stormwater management programs whose goal is to maintain pre-development runoff conditions.

Watersheds and Receiving Waterbodies:

  • MS4 Watersheds:

    • Upper Mohawk River Basin

    • Oriskany Creek Basin

  • Primary Receiving Waterbodies:

    • Upper Mohawk River

    • Oriskany Creek

Maps of the MS4 Area:

MS4 Map
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Population Characteristics:

Total Population Within Municipality: 1,450

Population Density Within Municipality: 1,758/sq mi

Number of Households: 553

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