The Chautauqua Avenue Green Retrofit Project will update Chautauqua Avenue into a state-of-the-art main street with long-last permeable pavement, allow for a shady tree-lined avenue, and help enhance the health of Chautauqua Lake.
Lowe Park right now is a vacant lot with a big drainage pipe under it that
drains directly into Chautauqua Lake. The Lowe Park Stream Daylighting/Sediment Capture Project will transform the park into an inviting park from which to enjoy the lake, while simultaneously sediments and nutrients will be removed before they can enter the lake. Continue reading “Lowe Park Stormwater Project”
It is no surprise to anyone that Chautauqua Lake is classified as an impaired waterbody by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The lake water has excessive nutrients that stimulate weed and algal growth. These eutrophic conditions in the lake have contributed to the weed problem for decades, and harmful algal blooms are becoming more common. Continue reading “Stormwater Management: Key to Chautauqua Lake’s Health”
Two storm water management grant proposal projects were approved at the 7/23/18 Village Board of Trustees’ Meeting.
Two storm water management grant proposal projects were approved at the 7/23/18 Village Board of Trustees’ Meeting. The Village will learn the fate of these grants in December. If the grants are awarded, the Village has 30 days to accept them.
The Lowe Park project involves building a filtration chamber under W. Summit St. to capture storm water. This will be fed into an open wetland stream. The Chautauqua Ave. project encompasses several innovations: permeable pavers, a storm water infiltration system, planters, and native trees. Both projects are intended to filter storm water run-off before it enters the lake. Continue reading “Storm Water Management: What and Why”