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Batten Kill, Walloomsac, Hoosic Tactical Basin Plan

posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:12 PM by Lyn Munno

In January, 2016 The Vermont DEC released the Batten Kill Walloomsac Hoosic Tactical Basin Plan. For more information, contact Watershed Coordinator Ethan Swift, ethan.swift@vermont.gov, (802) 490-6141.

The Vermont portion of the three rivers which comprise this river basin have the unique distinction of being the only watersheds within Vermont that are part of the larger Hudson River regional basin. The Batten Kill, Walloomsac River and Hoosic River and their associated tributaries have their origins in the southwest corner of Vermont and collectively comprise what is referred to as Basin 1.  The watershed area of the Batten Kill in Vermont is about 200 square miles.  The Walloomsac River in Vermont drains a watershed of about 139 square miles and eventually flows into the Hoosic River in New York.  The watershed area of the Hoosic River in Vermont is about 89 square miles.  The Taconic Mountains, Vermont Valley and Southern Green Mountains make up the three biophysical regions that play an integral part in the dynamic nature of the 428 square mile Basin 1. 

The Tactical Basin Planning process for the Hudson River Basin commenced in 2014 to identify water resource concerns as well as water quality improvement recommendations for the Batten Kill, Walloomsac River and Hoosic River and their associated tributaries in the southwest corner of Vermont.  The goal of this tactical basin planning process is to produce the Hudson River Tactical Basin Plan that identifies high priority actions for the protection and restoration of surface waters in this Basin.

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